The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck which ranges over the full Holarctic Region. Within the AWB Region it is resident across the Maghreb and Libyan coastal areas. In Egypt and Sudan it is mainly a winter visitor to the Nile Valley habitat. It is resident over most of Turkey and NW Iran, in the South Caucasus it is mostly a summer breeder. It winters in suitable areas across Cyprus and the Levant and with a large area in Southern Iraq. It is resident in many isolated areas across Arabia particularly in the UAE.
Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Anas
Species... Anas platyrhynchos Mallard - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Mallard - Species - ebird.org Mallard - Facts - rspb.org.uk Mallard - Guide - borealbirds.org Mallard - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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