Mallards are the most widespread duck in North America. They have a huge variety of display that can be fascinating to watch. They are fast and speeds of 50 to 60 miles an hours have been recorded for Mallards.
They are also the most heavily hunted North American ducks accounting for about 1 of every 3 ducks shot. Sadly in the past 20 years population of eastern Mallards have been on the decline. Decline in winter feeding sites, decrease in habitat quality are also some of the many reason for their decline.

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