This page highlights duck features and sizing.
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Mallards have light brown eyelids.
They also have tongues!
These are both ducklings. The bill color indicates the top mallard is male and the one in front is female. The male also has a slightly darker chest.
Mallards have claws on the ends of their webbed feet.
He's scratching an itch.
I love the outline of the feet in this image.
This female mallard no longer has half her right foot and part of her left. While she may be okay walking, I would think she'd be slower paddling in the water.
This female mallard is missing a large chunk of her bill, but she seemed to be eating and drinking successfully.
Coming in for a landing!
The good food is straight down and since their bodies are meant to float, mallards have to use their feet to help keep their heads down.
Snowy egret on the left and growing ducklings (no flight feathers yet) on the right.
Let's all scratch ourselves with our bills.
Growing ducklings on the left and a juvenile wood stork on the right.
This male mallard in eclipse plumage is standing very upright. Usually mallards walk with their bodies lower to the ground.
All photos © S. M. Garver