Indian Spot-billed Ducks

Anas poicilorhyncha

An Indian Spot-billed Duck
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

This large dabbling duck is widespread throughout lowland tropical south Asia. It favors shallow freshwater lakes and weedy marshes.

It is usually found in small groups but mixes easily with other species of dabbling ducks.

The legs and feet are a bright orange. The beak is tipped with yellow and a black nail, and the two red patches at the base of the beak become swollen and obvious in breeding males.


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