The biggest dabbling duck

Stokkönd – Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos

The Mallard  (Anas platyrhynchos) is the biggest of the dabbling ducks. It is the most common and widely spread duck in lowlands in Iceland but it is scarce in the interior. Most of them overwinter in Iceland, staying by the seaside or in the sea.  Some probably go to the British Isles for winter.  The breeding population in Iceland is estimated around 15,000 pairs.