Anas platyrhynchos (male)

This duck is one of the most widespread species of ducks: lives in Europe, Asia, and North America. The one in the picture above is a male, while a female is shown in the picture below. They eat invertebrates and plants on the water's surface, or in fields.

Anas platyrhynchos (female)

Pictures taken at Indianapolis zoo, in May 2001 and 2002.

Genus Anas
Tribe Anatini
Subfamily Anatinae
Family Anatidae
Order Anseriformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth