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Duck - Indian Spot-billed Duck

Anas poecilorhyncha


Has yellow-tipped black bill; greyish-white head and neck; black crown and eye-stripe; white scalloping on flanks; male has prominent red loral spot and is more strongly marked than female.


Freshwater marshes, lakes, irrigation tanks and pools with extensive emergent vegetation


Widespread resident

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Beautiful capture Karan,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago


Brian38 a week ago

Congrats Karan! Outstanding spotting and picture!!

Tukup a week ago

Congratulations on the well-deserved SOTD Karan. Excellent shot.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

An excellent SOTD. Congratulations, Karan.


SarahWhitt a week ago

CONGRATS, on your SOTD!!

DanielePralong a week ago

I agree with Sarah! Such delicate light and textures and yet these beautiful ducks stand out from the background! Congratulations Karan, this is our Spotting of the Day:

"We love this image of a pair of Indian spot-billed ducks (Anas poecilorhyncha), our Spotting of the Day! This large dabbling duck is found throughout freshwater wetlands in the Indian subcontinent. Distinctive features include a scaly, delicately patterned body with a green speculum, and a bill with a yellow tip and an orange red spot at the base. The red spot at the base of the bill is absent or less strongly marked in females. Molecular analysis have shown that the Indian spot-billed duck is closely related to other New World and Old World ducks, including the familiar mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)".



SarahWhitt a week ago

Your photo looks like a painting!! VERY NICE!!! :)

Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India

Lat: 27.18, Long: 77.52

Spotted on Feb 26, 2019
Submitted on Mar 9, 2019

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