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 2009年07月 

Mallard Duck and its Eggs 

Today we focus on the Mallard Ducks(Anas platyrhynchos) in the Lorikeet Landing cage.


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A shot of male Mallard Duck with colourful feathers.

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A shot of female Mallard Duck. It was sitting prim and proper. Something whitish were seen under its belly.

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Then it stood up and pecked under the belly repeatedly.

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The female duck was sitting on the eggs that were tinged with pale green. The parent pecked at the eggs to roll the eggs so that the all sides of the eggs might be warmed equally.

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Oh, it left the eggs and went away!

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Looks like the mother went out to eat food at an irresistible hunger.

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But don't worry, the mother returned to the nest and sat on the eggs again after the meal.

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