Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Mallard Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anas platyrhynchos
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Shallow lakes and marshes with emergent vegetation, rivers, ponds and parks.
Description : The Mallard is a large duck (adult bird length approximately 57 cm, weight 1.2 kg, wing 27 cm, bill 5 cm, tarsus 4.2 cm, tail 9 cm). The breeding male has a deep grey body with bottle-green head and neck and purple-brown breast. The other spectacular parts of its body are a white neck ring, orange legs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.