Anas platyrhynchos

Class: Aves, Family: Anatidae

Species: Anas platyrhynchos

Common Name: Mallard

Description: Mallards are the only native duck species found breading in Bahrain and is not common. Much of its remaining habitat remains behind private walls making it difficult for birdwatechers. There are a few resident birds but numbers increase dramatically in the winter from migratory stock.

 Information Source: Bahrain First National Report to the CBD (2006); Birds of Dilmun (2014)