Anyone that lives in the northern hemisphere has likely seen a mallard duck or two – with their green heads and yellow bills, it’s hard to miss them. Of the two genders, males are the more colorful of the two – they have a distinct body color that’s chestnut and gray, while females are a dull brown. Females do, however, have purple-blue feathers on their wings.
Mallard stuffed duck toys are absolutely adorable. A real Mallard duck can weigh about 3 pounds and grow up to 26 inches in length. They can be found in fresh water anywhere in North America, Europe and Asia, though they also like saltwater and brackish water where they sometimes live in wetlands. Mallards often dip their heads in the water looking for food like plants, and fish, but they never dive completely [under the water]. When on land, they’ll also eat grains and other types of plants.
Mallards are pretty territorial when mating begins. Nests are built on the ground usually in some type of cavity that offers protection. They lay up to 12 eggs and incubate them for less than a month. Once incubation starts, the males take off and join males in other flocks.
What can one say about a mallard duck? Simple, mostly water dwelling, colorful birds. Oh, to have the life of a stuffed ducky!