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Sunday, May 14, 2006
The Mallard Duck
The mallard is a very recognizable large duck. Most people know the drake (male) with its bright green head. The mallard is a puddle duck, and is distributed across all of North America. The female mallard duck is similar to the Black Duck but it is much lighter brown in color. This duck adapts very well to human encroachment and its strong will to survive allows it accept to water/food/shelter as is, where is. It thrives in human enhanced habitat such as the wetland projects of Ducks Unlimited and, indeed, it is this duck that symbolizes the DU logo.
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what a lovely collection of photos. i emailed them to my daughter in little rock. i know they will make her homesick for this marvellous place.
I'm sure the beauty of the mallard was a reason Ducks Unlimited chose them as a logo, as well as their wide distribution.
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