Scientific name: Tadorna tadorna
One of our largest ducks, the Shelduck is a handsome creature with a dark green head, red bill and chestnut-brown band across its white body. Look out for it around most of our coastline, particularly in winter.
Average lifespan: 10 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).