SPOT-BILLED DUCK
(Anas zonorhyncha)
S/Georgian Pintail    Spur-winged Goose


Asia Zone - Slimbridge
The Spot-billed Duck can be found in the Asia Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Asia
Breeding Habitat - Asia
Pakistan, South West Yunnan, Sri Lanka and Laos.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory but will wander searching for water during shortage.

Conservation Status


Size
550mm to 630mm (22" to 25")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a pale Grey neck, pale Grey head with a darker crown and a Black bill with a bright Yellow tip.

The breast and underparts are Whitish with Brownspots, the rump and tail are dark Brown. The wings are almost White with Black flight feathers below and a White-bordered Blue speculum with White tertials above.

The Indian Spot Billed Duck is similar to the Chinese Spot Billed Duck except it is slightly lighter and has a distinguishing Red spot at the base of the bill and a Green speculum.

Appearance - Duck
The female is similar to the male except darker.

Habitat
Wetlands, Freshwater Lakes, Marshes in open country.

Diet
Aquatic Plants and Insects, Larvae, Molluscs and Worms.

Breeding Time
July to October and November to December.

Nest
Builds its nest on the ground near water.

Eggs
Quantity: 8 to 14.
Colour: White.

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SPOT-BILLED DUCK
S/Georgian Pintail    Spur-winged Goose
Chinese Spotbilled Duck
©Nigel Key Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge May 2012)

The Spot-Billed Duck, also known as spot bill, is a dabbling duck from Eastern Asia.

There are three sub-species, the Indian Spot-Billed Duck, the Chinese Spot-Billed Duck and the Burmese Spot-Billed Duck.

The Indian Spot-Billed Duck is identifable by a Red spot at the base of its bill.
   Hear the Spot-Billed Duck's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge April 2015) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge April 2015) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge May 2015)
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Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2014) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2014) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge May 2014)
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Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge September 2013) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge September 2013) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2012) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge May 2012) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge May 2012)
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Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2011) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge June 2011) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2012)
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Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge August 2010) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge August 2010) Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2011)
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Indian Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge September 2008) Indian Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge June 2009) Indian Spot-Billed Duck (Slimbridge June 2009)
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