Literature Mallard
[order] Anseriformes | [family]

Mallard determination[order] Anseriformes | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Anas platyrhynchos | [UK] Mallard | [FR] Canard colvert | [DE] Stockente | [ES] Ánade Real | [IT] Germano reale | [NL] Wilde Eend

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Anas platyrhynchos conboschas Greenland
  2. Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos Europe, Asia, North America
  3. Anas platyrhynchos NA, EU widespread


Pair formation among experimentally introduced mallards Anas platyrhynchos reflects habitat quality
Author(s): Pöysä, H., Sjöberg, K., Elmberg, J. & Nummi, P. 2001
Abstract: Using data from two independent field experiments, we address whether pair formation in introduced mallards Anas platyrhynchos is associated with habitat quality, specifically food limitation at the brood stage. Based on the concentration of total ph..[more]..
Source: Ann. Zool. Fennici 38: 179-184
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Abstract: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) breeding densities in the prairie pothole habitat of eastern North Dakota during 1961-1980 varied from 2.28 birds/km2 in 1977 to 9.47 birds/km2 in 1963 and were correlated with pond abundance (r = 0.543, P
Source: The Auk 100: 689-698. July 1983
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Vocalizations of the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Author(s): Abraham, R. L.
Abstract: Qualitative descriptive information on both vocal and visual displays of waterfowl is abundant (e.g., Heinroth 1910, 1911: Lorenz 1953; Weidmann 1956; Johnsgard 1965; McKinney 1965a, 1969, 1970, and quantitive data are available for visual displays o..[more]..
Source: The Condor 76(4):401-420
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Forced copulation in captive mallards (Anas platyrhynchos): II. temporal factors
Author(s): Cheng, K. M.; Burns, J. T.; McKinney, F.
Abstract: A study of temporal trends in forced copulation was conducted in flight-pens with eight pairs of captive mallards to test the hypothesis that forced copulation is an evolved breeding strategy in waterfowl…[more]..
Source: Animal Behaviour 30:695-699
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A Genetic and Cytogenetic Map for the Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)
Author(s): Yinhua Huang, Yonghui Zhao, Chris S. Haley, Shengqiang Hu, Jinping Hao, Changxin Wu and Ning Li
Abstract: Molecular genetic maps will provide insight into the genome organization and chromosomal localization of cloned genes and also a framework for the identification and localization ofmajor genes associated with economically important traits (Crittenden..[more]..
Source: Genetics 173: 287-296 (May 2006)
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A Comparison of Two Methods to Establish the Prevalence of Lead Shot Ingestion in Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) from The Netherlands
Author(s): J. T. Lumeij and H. Scholten
Abstract: Two collection methods for screening the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) population in the Netherlands for the ingestion of spent lead shot were compared. One method consisted of examination of gizzards from mallards shot by hunters (n 2,859) and the ot..[more]..
Source: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 25(2), 1989, pp 297-299
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On the eclipse plumage of the mallard (Anas platyrhyncha platyrhyncha)
Author(s): Arthur Walton
Abstract: It is a peculiarity of most species of ducks that in the early summer, shortly after the breeding season, the males moult and then assume a plumage which in coloration and form closely resembles that of the female. This is known as the “eclipse” or “..[more]..
Source: J. Exp. Biol., Oct 1937;14:440-447
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Activity budgets of mallards and american wigeon wintering in east-central Alabama
Author(s): Richard E. Turnbull AND Guy A. Baldassarre
Abstract: Mallards (Anus pkztyrhynchos) and American Wigeon (A. americana) were studied in Alabama from November through February 1983-85. Resting was the major activity of Mallards (39-54%) and feeding was the major activity of American Wigeon (45- 7 1%). Mal..[more]..
Source: Wilson Bull., 99(3), 1987, pp. 457464
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Testosterone and testes size in mallards ( Anas platyrhynchos)
Author(s): Angelika G. Denk and Bart Kempen rs
Abstract: The steroid hormone testosterone (T) mediates the expression of many secondary sexual characters, including behaviors which in.uence male reproductive success. Testes are one of the major sources of androgens, in particular of T. Although a positive ..[more]..
Source: J Ornithol (2006) 147: 436-440
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Male and female reproductive tactics in mallards (anas platyrhynchos l.): sperm competition and cryptic female choice
Author(s): Angelika G. Denk & Bart Kempenaers
Abstract: Mallards, Anas platyrhynchos, are among the most common waterfowl species in the
Northern Hemisphere. Despite their abundance and despite growing interest of behavioral
ecologists and evolutionary biologists in key aspects of their behavior, few st..[more]..
Source: Dissertation der Fakultät für Biologie der Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München
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Elevated artifi cial nest sites for Mallard Anas platyrhynchos in Latvia
Author(s): Arturs Laubergs and Janis Vîksne
Abstract: The use of elevated covered nest sites for Mallard Anas platyrhynchos was studied in 1999-2003 on coastal lakes and ponds of different origin. Within the 5-year period, a total of 723 checks of nest sites were made. Nest site occupancy by Mallard was..[more]..
Source: Acta Universitatis Latviensis, Biology, 2004, Vol. 676, pp. 107-118
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Prior knowledge about spatial pattern affects patch assessment rather than movement between patches in tactile-feeding mallard
Abstract: Heterogeneity in food abundance allows a forager to concentrate foraging effort in patches that are rich in food. This might be problematic when food is cryptic, as the content of patches is unknown prior to foraging. In such case knowledge about the..[more]..
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology 76 (1), 20-29
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All of Anatidae

  1. American Wigeon
  2. Anas americana
  1. Bar-headed Goose
  2. Anser indicus
  1. Barnacle Goose
  2. Branta leucopsis
  1. Barrows Goldeneye
  2. Bucephala islandica
  1. Bean Goose
  2. Anser fabalis
  1. Blue-winged Teal
  2. Anas discors
  1. Brent Goose
  2. Branta bernicla
  1. Canada goose
  2. Branta canadensis
  1. Canvasback
  2. Aythya valisineria
  1. Common Scoter
  2. Melanitta nigra
  1. Egyptian Goose
  2. Alopochen aegyptiacus
  1. Eider
  2. Somateria mollissima
  1. Garganey
  2. Anas querquedula
  1. Goldeneye
  2. Bucephala clangula
  1. Greater Scaup
  2. Aythya marila
  1. Greater White-fronted Goose
  2. Anser albifrons
  1. Greylag Goose
  2. Anser anser
  1. Hooded Merganser
  2. Lophodytes cucullatus
  1. Lesser White-fronted Goose
  2. Anser erythropus
  1. Light-bellied Brent Goose
  2. Branta bernicla hrota
  1. Mallard
  2. Anas platyrhynchos
  1. Marbled Duck
  2. Marmaronetta angustirostris
  1. Merganser
  2. Mergus merganser
  1. Mute Swan
  2. Cygnus olor
  1. Northern Pintail
  2. Anas acuta
  1. Northern Shoveler
  2. Anas clypeata
  1. Pink-footed Goose
  2. Anser brachyrhynchus
  1. Pochard
  2. Aythya ferina
  1. Redhead
  2. Aythya americana
  1. Ruddy Duck
  2. Oxyura jamaicensis
  1. Shelduck
  2. Tadorna tadorna
  1. Snow Goose
  2. Anser caerulescens
  1. Stellers Eider
  2. Polysticta stelleri
  1. Surf Scoter
  2. Melanitta perspicillata
  1. Teal
  2. Anas crecca
  1. Tufted Duck
  2. Aythya fuligula
  1. Whistling Swan
  2. Cygnus columbianus
  1. White-headed Duck
  2. Oxyura leucocephala
  1. Wigeon
  2. Anas penelope
  1. Wood Duck
  2. Aix sponsa
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