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Old 03-03-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default There are NO Wild Mallards Breeding in Georgia?

Mallard Duck
The mallard duck is another common dabbling duck found in Georgia. The mallard makes up 13% of our duck harvest.

Breeding Areas - The northern one-third of the U.S, extending northwest across Canada to Alaska. Breeding mallards seen in Georgia are feral, i.e. escaped or released from captivity, there are no truly wild mallards breeding in Georgia.
Breeding Habitat - Prairie parklands, open grassy areas with isolated, small wetlands.
Average Clutch Size - 9 eggs
Incubation - 28 days
Average Nest Success - 35-40%
Adult Survival - 45-50%
Wintering Areas - Mississippi River delta between Cape Girardeau, Mo., and the Gulf of Mexico
Food Habits - Seeds of bulrushes, pondweeds, wild millet, sedges, smartweeds, acorns, and crops such as corn, sorghum, rice, and soybeans
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