Tiergarten NürnbergLogo Tiergarten Nürnberg

21° in Nuremburg

Animals from A-Z


(engl: Mallard)

Beautiful everyday

If this most famous duck species was not so common, that magnificent plumage of the mallard would probably receive much more attention. In both genders, their feathers change in late summer. From autumn, mallards "shine" in a new light.

Adaptation artist

Mallards can be found in a wide variety of habitats, feed on a variety of foods and are not shy with humans. These useful skills have no doubt contributed to their widespread populations.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Stockente
Verbreitungsgebiet: Stockente
Wissenschaftl. Name Anas platyrhynchos
Ordnung Geese Birds
Familie Anatidae
Größe ca. 60 cm
Gewicht ♂ ca. 1200 g, ♀ ca. 900 g
Fortpflanzung 9-13 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 27 Tage
Verbreitung Northern Hemisphere
Lebensraum waters
Nahrung plants , tierische Kost
Bestand secured
Lebensdauer ca. 10 Jahre