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Knob-billed duck (male)

Sarkidiornis melanotos

Description:

The knob-billed duck, or comb duck, is an unusual, pan-tropical duck, found in tropical wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and south Asia from Pakistan to Laos and extreme southern China. It is also known as the brazilian aardvark. It also occurs in continental South America south to the Paraguay River region in eastern Paraguay, southeastern Brazil and the extreme northeast of Argentina, and as a vagrant on Trinidad. It is the only known species of the genus Sarkidiornis. The supposed extinct "Mauritian comb duck" is based on misidentified remains of the Mauritian shelduck (Alopochen mauritianus); this was realized as early as 1897, but the mistaken identity can still occasionally be found in recent sources.

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Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 2, 2015

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