northern mallard

Chinese ‘northern mallard’

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P1160346Spotted this duck swimming with a few of its counterparts along the shore of a small lake in one of the public gardens in Kunming, China. It looks suspiciously like Australia’s Northern Mallard and given the NM was introduced to Australia it most probably is. Like all dabbling ducks it was taking insects and floating vegetation from the surface with the occasional upend to forage below.