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Mallard
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Latin Name:

Anas platyrhynchos

Irish Name:

Mallard

Similar Species :

Males are unmistakable. Females and juveniles resemble other female and immature dabbling ducks.

Breeding :

Nest sites vary, mostly in ground where hidden in vegetation.

Where to See:

Common throughout Ireland.

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Mute Swan
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Latin Name:

Cygnus olor

Irish Name:

Eala bhalbh

Similar Species :

Only likely to be confused with Whooper and Bewick's Swans in Ireland.

Breeding :

Clutch: 4-7 eggs (1 brood) Incubation: 34-45 days. Fledging: 120-150 days (precocial). Age of first breeding: 3 years. Breeds on lakes, ponds & rivers, and nests are a large mound constructed from reed stem and other aquatic vegetation, with seaweed being

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