Mallard (Male and female)
Mallard (Male)
Mallard (Male, ITALY)
Mallard (Female, ITALY)
Scientific Name 
Anas platyrhynchos
Arabic Name 
Kuwaiti name 
بط , بش , بشة
95.0 cm
60.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Uncommon passage migrant, scarce winter visitor and rare summer visitor. Up to 150 observed at North Doha Reserve in early December 2007. This widespread species is the ancestor of the domestic duck.
Where in Kuwait 
Has been recorded in both coastal and fresh water habitats in the Jahra Bay area.
In the world 
Most familiar duck and ancestor of domestic Ducks and resident in much of Europe.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.