Wild Mallard Duck Eggs Facts

Wild mallard duck eggs facts
Duck Mallard is wild bird which life and breeding in wet forest. They can  found at lake forest, pool, river and or bog. Mallard is one type of waterfowl that breed by laying eggs, and constituting ancestors most of all domestic duck. In nesting season, the Mallards will form large groups to migrate and fly to the area of birth to breed.

Mallard duck nesting habits 
Basically Mallard ducks have a desire to make a nest like other perching ducks nesting habits. They make their nests in tree cavities, usually where the nests are near rivers, water ponds, swamps and rivers, or nested in the nest box (artificial nests). But the nest they can also be found far from water sources. Nest built of twigs, grass and dry leaves, and covered with the females chest hair. 

Mallard duck eggs
After a gestation period of about 30 days, mallard females will lay eggs about 7-14 eggs. Mallard egg-shaped oval, pale green or greenish blue. After he put the last egg in the clutch, mallard males will leave and join a group of mallard drakes to await the falling feathers. Incubation process performed by the female mallard for 25 days. Later in the day to 26 -28, ducklings will try to get out of the egg by pecking at the shell to crack. They peck the egg shell in a circle after circle cracks formed, ducklings will push the egg shell. This incubation period lasts until day 28.

Mallard duckling habits facts
Interesting facts about the ducklings, where they were born with eyes open and precocial, which means since they were born, they already know how to swim alone without the help of his parents. But cold weather can adversely impact the newly hatched ducklings. Duckling age 1-3 weeks need the warmth of the female parent.

Legal Status
Mallard and their nests protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, for anyone who committed a violation or deliberately kill, injure or take wild birds, damage or destroy its nest, eggs or young. Therefore, it is important not to harass the ducks which are and will be lodged, for he must be allowed access to their nest. If you find a nest full of eggs, you should not bother them.

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