Danube Virtual Museum

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Title: Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Location/Region: Belgrade (Danube area near Grocka)
Chrolonology: 1900 - 2000
Museum: Natural History Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Dimensions: 30 x 40 x 30 cm
Production Technique: Taxidermy on a pedestal


This duck is a regular nesting bird of flooded area and forests along the Danube. However, the largest number of these birds is during the winter, when huge flocks of wandering mallards run on a wide and quiet area of the Danube, which is the last to freeze, thus providing both shelter and food. Sometimes, a number of mallards can exceed 70,000 and the most important section is from the mouth of the Velika Morava to Golubac

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