SPOT-BILLED DUCK

SPOT-BILLED DUCK (Anas poecilorhyncha)

The spot-billed duck is a dabbling duck about the same size as the mallard. It breeds in Asia and migrates partially in the southern part of Asia. It owes its name to the mainly yellow spot at the tip of its bill. It has a brown plumage and there are horizontal stripes on each side of the head. This duck is widespread.

NAME: The English name ‘Duck’ is from Anglo-saxon ‘duce’ and means ‘diver’.

In spite of the lack of focus, thismale spot-billed duck can be easily identified. Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa.
In spite of the lack of focus, this male spot-billed duck can be easily identified. Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa.
 Two (what looks like) female spot-billed ducks sleeping on a pond at Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa

Two (what looks like) female spot-billed ducks sleeping on a pond at Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa

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