Iceland Ducks Photo Gallery

Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) are familiar large, stocky, common dabbling ducks.

female mallard duck pair of mallard ducks male mallard duck pair of mallard ducks

Harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) are small diving ducks found on fast-flowing freshwater rivers.

pair of harlequin ducks swimming pair of harlequin ducks harlequin ducks taking off male harlequin duck

Common eider ducks (Somateria mollisima) are a large circumpolar diving duck and the most common duck in Iceland. They have distinctively triangular heads. Their nests are the source of eider down.

felamle eider duck  in flight eider duck nest and eggs female eider duck on nest pair of eider ducks swimming male eider duck male eider duck male eider duck in flight female eider ducks and ducklings feeding eider duck family female eider duck and ducklings

Teal (Anas crecca) is the smallest duck that breeds in Iceland.

female teal

Red-breasted merganser (Mergus serrator) is Iceland's most-common sawbill. The birds are wary and better shot from a blind.

female red-breasted merganser male red-breasted merganser

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Last modified 11 August 2008