Pal-Mates … weekend web tip

W is for wild, introduced or domestic? When we talk about wild waterfowl in Britain, we usually mean the birds ‘ordinarily resident’ here, in their wild colour and form. Some, like the Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) or Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca) have been released and have naturalised, but they don’t really belong here. Introduced species […]


British Waterfowl Association Mallard duck preening — Zoe Brodie James Mallard drake – Ian Gereg There are two recognised subspecies of Mallard: A. p. platyrhynchos of the Palearctic and Nearctic; wintering birds  reach Africa (Nile Valley), south-east Asia (Indus Valley to south-east China), Mexico and Cuba. A. p. conboschas of the Greenland coast Anas platyrhynchos […]