Male: (Shown) Large green head, white necklace, rust brown or chestnut chest. Combination of gray and white on sides. Yellow bill, legs, and feet.
Female: All brown with orange and black bill. Small blue and white wing mark.
Juvenile: Same as female, but with a yellow bill.
Nest: Female builds ground nest. One brood per year.
Eggs: 7-10; greenish to whitish without markings
Incubation: 26-30 days; female incubates
Fledging: 42-52 days; female leads young to food
Migration: The Mallard Duck can be found in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Seeds, plants, aquatic insects, and will come to ground feeders offering corn.