Do Mallards smile? Yes, they can’t help it; they’re born with a smile. Nonetheless, we like to think that this female Mallard is smiling because she’s pleased with her ability to create a perfect bosom wave.


The hearty “QUACK-QUACK” we hear in movies and other portrayals of a duck call are those of the female Mallard. Curiously, the female Mallard’s loud quacking is different from the calls of other ducks, including those of Male Mallards, which call with raspy “Kweks” and “Yeebs.” (Brooklin, Maine)