Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Duck
Common Name : Mallard
Scientific Name : Anas platyrhynchos
Other Name(s) : Wild Duck
Physical Description :

A sleek and large, cylindrical bodied waterbird with a mid-length neck and a broad, shoveling beak. The female mallard is mottled brown and an orange beak. The male has a green head and a yellow beak. The male’s chest and back are dark brown, and the wings and sides are white.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 20 – 26 Inches (50-65 Centimeters)
Weight: 35 – 46 Ounces (1000 – 1300 Grams)
Wingspan: 32 – 37 Inches (82 – 95 Centimeters)

Behavior :

Mallards live in marshes, and lay their eggs on beds of reeds. To get their food, they put their head into the water and feed. They are active during the day. During the spring and fall they migrate south. During winter they are missing completely from the forest.

Social Organization :

Mallards live in groups.

Approval Level : None; Mallards are common in marshlands
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

Mallards can give a solid thwack with their wings.

Training Level : Specialty - Duck;

Hunters of this bird need to wait until they come close to shore. A failed attack will result in alarm calls that disrupt hunting.

Hunting Tactic : Waterfowl
Food Quality : High; Mallards are a very large meal that can be shared between many cats.