*The mallard duck is the most comman duck species in North America. The female mallard duck is a dull brown, while the male has brown feathers, a green head, and a purple neckband. The male is larger than the female. An average sized mallard is about 50-60 cm. This duck is most likely to be found in North America and Central America. So, don't go looking for a mallard duck in Africa! If you want to look for a mallard duck's nest you would find it under boulders, in tree holes, or in open areas. Mallard ducks are not picky eaters, they will eat seeds, corn, wheat, barley, bulrushes, wild rice, prim rose willow, mollusks, insects, small fish, tadpoles, freshwater snails, fish eggs, and frogs.
*To attract female ducks the male ducks will ruffle their bright feathers. The pairs do not stay together for long, because the male will always leave the female to raise her young on her own. To hatch the eggs it takes from 27-28 days. The ducklings hatch within twenty-four hours. Once born the first thing they learn is how to swim. Humans are mallard ducks worst enemy, since many are killed by oil spills or pesticides.