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Ducks (Mallard)

Diet: Grasses, smartweeds, aquatic plants and insects,


corn, grains, snails and wild rice.

Habitat: Lakes and marshes

Characteristics: Mostly brown (females) and gray


(males). Males and young birds look like females in the
summer.

Predators: Foxes, coyotes, skunks, mink and raptors.

Reproduction: Mate in late winter or early spring. Lay five


to 14 eggs, which take 26 to 30 days to hatch.