Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

The familiar quack of the Mallard is given exclusively by the female. The male's usual call is a much less frequently heard raehb.

Female Quack:

Mallard Female Quacking, April 2, 2011. Vernon Marsh, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Male Raehb:

Mallard Male Raehb, May 24, 2011. Estabrook Park, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.


Palmer, R. S. 1976. Handbook of North American birds. Vol. 2. Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, CT.