Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common resident with different summer and winter populations. Nests from mid-March to late July. Released captive birds intermingle with wild birds. Usually found at freshwater ponds, reservoirs, marshes, and rivers. The male has a green head and chestnut breast, the female a brown head and streaking on the breast.

Specimen Information

The bird on the left is a male.
Date:  1/3/1924
Collected By:  Brent M Morgan
Locality:  Neabsco, VA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  277187
 
The bird on the right is a female.
Date:  3/20/1924
Collected By:  Brent M Morgan
Locality:  Neabsco, VA
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  277215