Tag: Mallard

Male and female reproductive tactics in mallards (anas platyrhynchos l.): sperm competition and cryptic female choice

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Science Article 7 abstract Mallards, Anas platyrhynchos, are among the most common waterfowl species in theNorthern Hemisphere. Despite their abundance and despite growing interest of behavioralecologists and evolutionary biologists in key aspects of their behavior, few studies haveused genetic tools to investigate their mating system. We studied the breeding biology ofmallards by […]

A Comparison of Two Methods to Establish the Prevalence of Lead Shot Ingestion in Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) from The Netherlands

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Science Article 3 abstract Two collection methods for screening the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) population in the Netherlands for the ingestion of spent lead shot were compared. One method consisted of examination of gizzards from mallards shot by hunters (n 2,859) and the other method consisted of examination of gizzards from mallards caught […]