He Mallard

From a shamanic perspective, duck teaches us to trust that we will be taken care of by our Earth Mother, and in turn we should be a keeper of Earth, Air & Water.

These photo’s of the Male Mallard Duck were taken at Policemen Creek, Canmore, ALberta.

Photo by J.Borno

The Mallard is the ancestor of almost all of the varieties of domestic ducks, others being descended from the Muscovy Duck and American Black Duck.

Photo by J.Borno

The name is derived from the Old French malart or mallart “wild drake”, although its ultimate derivation is unclear. It may be related to an Old High German masculine proper name Madelhart, clues lying in the alternate English forms “maudelard” or “mawdelard”.

Photo by J.Borno

Mallards frequently interbreed with their closest relatives, such as the American Black Duck, and also with species more distantly related, for example the Northern Pintail, leading to various hybrids that may be fully fertile.

Photo by J.Borno

This is quite unusual among different species, and apparently is because the Mallard evolved very rapidly and not too long ago, during the…

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