The green head and yellow bill of the mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a familiar sight to many people living in the Northern hemisphere. In fact, the mallard is thought to be the most abundant and wide-ranging duck on Earth.
- Where to see them: Asia, Europe, and North America
- Average life span in the wild: 5 to 10 yrs
- Size: 20 to 26 in
- Weight: 2 to 3 lbs
- Habitat: Wetland areas. Bodies of freshwater
- Diet: Beetles, flies, lepidopterans, dragonflies, and caddisflies