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Spot-billed Duck

Common Names:

Spotbill, Spot-billed Duck, Indian Spotbill,  Spot-billed Duck,  Eastern Spot-billed Duck,   Burmese Spot-billed Duck


Found in Pakistan and India to southern Japan.  The northern subspecies winters in Southeast Asia.


the Spot-billed Duck is about the same size as a Mallard.  The plumage is mostly grey, with a  paler head and neck.  The wings are whitish with blackish flight feathers below; when viewed from above, there is a white-bordered green speculum (wing bar) and white tertials.  The bright yellow bill is black tipped.  The male has a red spot on the base of his bill.

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Spot-billed Duck