Nature Reference Materials

I have only scanned some of these references so I may express views that differ from them in blog posts. I approach this blog as a leisure activity not as scientific research. I do the best I can to provide accurate information but some things I write are surely wrong. If you find inaccuracies in what I write, I would appreciate you posting comments that correct me.

I started this reference page in March, 2016 to back up information I post in the blog. Right now, it’s limited to Mallards, but it will eventual have other sources listed.

Mallard Duck References

Interesting Life History Facts about Mallards by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Habitat Management for Molting Waterfowl from “Waterfowl Management Handbook” (PDF) from (1990)

Mallard Duck Information on

Pelletier, TC. (March 26, 2014). Why are mallard drakes so aggressive? Retrieved from

Some interesting facts about Mallard behaviors and coloration:
Mallard Ducks on

Mallard Female Molt in
The Ecology and Management of Breeding Waterfowl (1992) in Google Books

Mallard Identification on

Molt Migration of Postbreeding Female Mallards from Suisun Marsh, California (1993)


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