Mallard (Male and female)
Mallard (Male)
Mallard (Male, ITALY)
Mallard (Female, ITALY)
Recordings 
Scientific Name 
Anas platyrhynchos
Arabic Name 
البركة
Kuwaiti name 
بط , بش , بشة
Width 
95.0 cm
Length 
60.0 cm
term Empty entity keys
Least Concern
Similar species 

Information

Uncommon passage migrant, scarce winter visitor and rare summer visitor. Up to 150 observed at North Doha Reserve in early December 2007. This widespread species is the ancestor of the domestic duck.
Where in Kuwait 
Has been recorded in both coastal and fresh water habitats in the Jahra Bay area.
In the world 
Most familiar duck and ancestor of domestic Ducks and resident in much of Europe.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.