This is probably the most famous duck image Audubon illustrated. It is a well known species, Mallards can be found throughout North America.
The male Mallard has a very distinct iridescent green head with a bright yellow bill.
The female Mallard are mottled brown with more of an orange bill. The Mallard is extremely well adapted to live in a variety of wetland habitats, including rivers, marshes, pond, lakes, or even in a backyard.
The Rare- Prints Audubon Edition is a fine art series of giclee reproductions, strictly limited to 1500 of some of John James Audubon’s most beloved images. Printed with archival ink on 330 gram Somerset velvet enhanced paper with beautiful deckled edges, the Rare- Prints Edition provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase and enjoy the fantastic illustrations from John James Audubon’s great work, “The Birds of America”.
Each print measures 26 inches by 40 inches, depicting the full, life size images of Audubon’s drawings.