North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island









































Mallards, both male and female


Photo 1: Two Male Mallards and a Female Mallard

Mallard: Anas platyrhynchos

Mallards are permenant residents on Vancouver Island. Males have a shiny green head with a yellow bill and a white collar. Females have brown bodies with a mottled bill. Both males and females have a blue-violet speculum with white borders.



 Mallards are usually found in shallow freshwater areas, but they are also found in saltwater bays like the Mallards photographed on this page.

 A female mallard

 A Female Mallard



 Other Vancouver Island Birds: Bald Eagle, Trumpeter Swan, Blue Grouse, Common Merganser, American Wigeon, Long-tailed Duck, Surf Scoter, Mallard, Bufflehead, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Varied Thrush