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Moorman said that mallards (the favorite species of most Alabama duck hunters) declined 11%, or about 1.3 million birds, from 2016.
Species seeing a decline included mallards (11 percent), American wigeon (19 percent), green-winged teal (16 percent), redhead (13 percent), canvasback (1 percent) and scaup (12 percent).
Down on the canal, a pair of nesting mallards floated serenely, the lush foliage reflecting off the water and bathing them in greenish light.
Down below, a mother mallard paraded her ducklings along the sea wall.
Their bears are damp from trout, their mallards balance on feathers.
Trumpeter swans nest there, and sandhill cranes, as well as the mallards.
A breeding male mallard in your typical city park has a five-inch penis.
According to the AOC, four broods of mallard ducks currently call the Capitol reflecting pool home.
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Origin and Etymology of mallard
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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: a very common kind of duck
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