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Birds standing on one leg on the frozen boating lake at Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, following heavy snowfall in February 2009.
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Mallards are the archetypal and most recognisable ducks. They are found wherever there is water, from rivers and lakes to remote ponds and coastal marshes. It is their adaptablility to all kinds of environment that has brought mallards to towns and parks. The males sport a glossy green head and white neck ring, and what the females lack in colour they make up for in noise. The familiar 'quack' is the call of the female summoning her ducklings. Mallards are the ancestors of many breeds of domestic duck and readily interbreed with them. Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos Rank: Species Common names:Wild duck
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