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(Anas platyrhynchos)
Alternate name(s): "Wild Duck"
Size: 50-65 cm; wing span 80-100 cm
Weight: 0.7-1.6 kg
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Mallard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Click here for sighting information


Race "caesia"

No photos available from Oman yet, but have obtained photos in Europe.


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

mallard_jp_20230222.mp3 caesia
Contact calls? (Q&A) © JP
mallard_dw_20190413.m4a caesia
Contact calls? (Pair in flight) © DW
mallard_jp_20200720.m4a caesia
Alarm calls? © JP

More Mallard sound recordings are available at .

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