One of the most common birds in the UK, the Mallard is one of the only birds found on every continent.  The male has a distinctive green head, mottled rufous chest and mainly grey body with orange legs.  The female is a  mottled brown and grey in colour with bright orange legs.  Both male and female have a yellow beak and there are an estimated 100,000 pairs in the UK with that number rising to 650,000 during the winter.

Length: 50-65cm (20-26in)

Wingspan: 81-95cm (32-37in)

Weight: 0.75-1.5kg (1¾-3¼oz)

Average Life: 15-25 years