YELLOW-BILLED DUCK
(Anas Undulata)
White-Winged Duck       African Black Duck


Flamingo Lagoon - Slimbridge
The Yellow-billed Duck found in the Flamingo Lagoon, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South Africa
Breeding Habitat - South Africa
Southern and Eastern Africa.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non migratory but will search for suitable waters in the dry season.

Conservation Status


Size
510mm to 580mm (20" to 23")

Appearance - Drake
The male has Brown with light scalloped plumage, darker on the back, with a light Grey streaked head and neck with Brown eyes. The bill is bright Yellow with a Black marking on the top and tip, the wings have a Green speculum and White under-wing. The legs and feet are Olive.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male

Habitat
Wetlands, Marshes, Swamps, Lakes and Streams.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Seeds, Sedge, small Insects and Insect Larvae.

Breeding Time
December to April.

Nest
The nest is built on the ground from grass, rushes and reed stems and concealed by vegetation.

Eggs
Quantity: 6 to 12.
Colour: Ivory.

Slimbridge Wildfowl S - Z
Shelduck (Tadorna Tadorna)
Smew (Mergellus Albellus)
Snow Goose (Anser or Chen Caerulescens)
South African Shelduck (Tadorna Cana)
Southern Pochard (Netta Erythrophthalma)
Southern Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus Gambensis)
Swan Goose (Anser Cygnoides)
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator)
Tufted Duck (Aythya Fuligula)
Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arcuata)
West Indian Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arborea)
White-Cheeked Pintail (Anas Bahamensis)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Viduata)
White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)
White-headed Duck (Oxyura Leucocephala)
Yellow-Billed Duck (Anas Undulata)
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YELLOW-BILLED DUCK
White-Winged Duck       African Black Duck
©Nigel Key Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge October 2011)

The Yellow-Billed Duck is a dabbling duck from Southern and Eastern Africa.

There are two sub-species of the Yellow-Billed Duck, namely the Northern Yellow-Billed Duck and the Southern Yellow-Billed Duck.

The Southern Yellow-Billed Duck is in decline due to competition and hybridisation with the Mallard. The Yellow-Billed Duck is one of the wildfowl to which the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds applies.
   Hear the Yellow-Billed Duck's Call:-


Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2014) Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2014) Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge March 2014)
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Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge November 2013) Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge November 2013) Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge November 2013)
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Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge July 2012) Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge November 2013)
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Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge October 2011) Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge August 2011) Yellow-Billed Duck (Slimbridge June 2011)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Mallard - www.slim-bridge.co.uk