Dean M. Chriss
Autumn Mallard Reflections
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The mallard or "wild duck" (Anas platyrhynchos) gets its name from the Old
French language in which "malart" or "mallart" means "wild drake". Mallards
breed throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North
Africa, and have been introduced to Australia and New Zealand. They are the
ancestors of most domestic duck breeds.