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“Ma-gamo” is familiar with Japanese as game2013.07.02

Mallard is most common wild duck species in Japan. Its Japanese name is “Ma-gamo”. “Ma” express it is very common species and gamo or kamo means a duck. This bird is distributed broad part of north hemisphere. In Japan, it is migrated in winter. Since ancient times, “Ma-gamo” has been game for hunting.

Ma-gamoPhoto by Shintaro Nakamura

This bird is common native Japanese animals in fresh water in winter.

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