Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos

Mallards Anas platyrhynchos, or les Canards colverts as they are known in France (='green necked ducks') are by far the most abundant species of duck in the area. The males below were photographed in April in one of the moat canals at the chateau of Chenonceau.

For general information about Mallards in English, see the RSPB page, and for detailed information in French, go to

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