Scientific name: Aythya fuligula
The unmistakeable, black-and-white tufted duck lives up to its name - look out for the black tuft of feathers on its head. It can be seen all year-round, but often flocks together with other ducks in winter.
Average lifespan: 4 years
Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015). Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.