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A Mallard pair at Mühlthal, Straßlach-Dingharting, Germany.

Sometimes colverts ( ‘green necks’ in French, or mallards) are raised domestically for their meat and eggs, but most are wild and a favourite prey of hunters.

Other wild ducks hunted in Frances are the chipeau (gadwall), souchet (shoveler duck), the siffleur (baldpate).


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Richard Bartz