Used By: Susan Galleymore
Added On: 08/18/2014 at 8:00 PM EDT
Image Caption: One mother, one duckling - two survivors!
Owner Name / Source: Photo: Susan Galleymore
URL of Owners Page: http://mothersspeakaboutwarandterror.blogspot.com/
Image Source: ImagesAttr
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[BTW, for all you birders out there: "According to serious 'birders' "mallards frequently interbreed with their closest relatives in the genus Anas and with species more distantly related (e.g., the northern pintail) leading to various hybrids that may be fully fertile. This is quite unusual among different species and may be as a result of the mallard evolving very rapidly and recently (during the Late Pleistocene). Mallards and their domesticated conspecifics are also fully interfertile."]