Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) - HBW 1, p. 607
French: Canard à bec tacheté
Spanish: Anade Picopinto
Other common names: Grey Duck, Spotbill, Spot-billed Grey Duck; Chinese Spotbill (zonorhyncha); Burmese Spotbill (haringtoni); Indian Spotbill (poecilorhyncha)
Taxonomy: Anas poecilorhyncha J. R. Forster, 1781, Ceylon.
Forms superspecies with A. superciliosa and A. luzonica. The former is often considered a subspecies of present species. Several cases of hybridization reported in captivity with the two aforementioned species, and also with A. platyrhynchos, producing fertile progeny. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- zonorhyncha Swinhoe, 1866 - SE USSR, Sakhalin and Japan to S China.
- haringtoni (Oates, 1907) - E Assam and Burma eastwards to S China and Laos.
- poecilorhyncha J. R. Forster, 1781 - throughout Indian Subcontinent and E to W Assam.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 37 videos
A bird feeding near the reedbed. Locality Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Honshu, Japan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Josep del Hoyo 10 February 2010 3 years ago 22 sec 4.7
A bird swimming and a close-up of his head. Locality Meiji Jingu Park, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Josep del Hoyo 10 February 2010 3 years ago 22 sec 4.6
Two birds preening and resting in the river. Locality Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Honshu, Japan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Josep del Hoyo 10 February 2010 3 years ago 29 sec 4.6
A bird walking and feeding. Locality Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Jeremiusz Trzaska 19 June 2012 2 years ago 22 sec 4.5
Two birds foraging in a pool overgrown with duckweed, then walking out of the water. Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (ssp poecilorhyncha)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 5 years ago 27 sec 4.3
A group foraging in shallow water, the one in front preening. Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (ssp poecilorhyncha)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 February 2008 5 years ago 12 sec 4.3
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in a relaxed mood.
Locality Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India (ssp poecilorhyncha)
vinaydarbal 17 January 2011 3 years ago 4.8
Locality Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India (ssp poecilorhyncha)
Sharad Agrawal 15 January 2011 3 years ago 4.5
Anas poecilorhyncha zonorhyncha
Locality Hsinchu County, Taiwan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Wen Qian He 8 October 2013 41 weeks ago 4.4
one duck in a small puddle near Khadir
Locality Kutch District, Gujarat, India
jugal Tiwari 20 November 2013 42 weeks ago 4.4
Spot-billed Duck is a bird of freshwater lakes and marshes seen in fairly open country and known to feed by dabbing for plant fo
Locality Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Jaysukh Parekh Suman 4 March 2012 1 year ago 4.4
A bird on the bank of a ditch
Locality Chiang Saen Lake, Chiang Rai Province, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp haringtoni)
Michael Schmitz 28 February 2013 1 year ago 4.3