The Mallard is 50–65 cm long, has a wingspan of 81–98 cm, and weighs 0.72–1.58 kg. The breeding male is unmistakable, with a bright bottle-green head, black rear end and a yellowish orange (can also contain some red) bill tipped with black (as opposed to the black/orange bill in females). It has a white collar which demarcates the head from the purple-tinged brown breast, grey brown wings, and a pale grey belly. The dark tail has white borders. The female Mallard is a mottled light brown, like most female dabbling ducks, and has buff cheeks, eyebrow, throat and neck with a darker crown and eye-stripe. (Wikipedia)
Subtropical America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. 'Can be found almost on every river and lake in the area.
Spotted during a Geocaching tour. www.geocaching.com