Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
 (L 23" WS 35" WT 2.4 lb)
Thatcher Woods, IL
29Oct09
Most recognizable, widespread and
common duck in North America.
Female
People think that fish and ducks are dispos-
able animals, but these are animals in our
care. We‘d do it for a gorilla or a bald
eagle; why not a duck? They’ve worked
hard for us, and they deserve a comfort-
able retirement.
(Pilar Fish)
Allen T. Chartier,
XC11461