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 39 videos
A bird feeding near the reedbed. Locality Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Honshu, Japan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Josep del Hoyo 10 February 2010 5 years ago 22 sec 4.7
Two birds preening and resting in the river. Locality Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Honshu, Japan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Josep del Hoyo 10 February 2010 5 years ago 29 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 5 years ago 22 sec 4.6
A bird walking and feeding. Locality Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Jeremiusz Trzaska 19 June 2012 3 years ago 22 sec 4.6
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 7 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 7 years ago 12 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 146 photos
in a relaxed mood.
Locality Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India (ssp poecilorhyncha)
vinaydarbal 17 January 2011 5 years ago 4.8
Locality Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India (ssp poecilorhyncha)
Sharad Agrawal 15 January 2011 5 years ago 4.5
A group of 5-6 individuals was seen in a protected water-body.
Locality Delhi, India
Alok Tewari 30 December 2014 7 weeks ago 4.3
An adult bird on the water
Locality Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp zonorhyncha)
Andy Emmerson 19 October 2013 2 years ago 4.2
Anas poecilorhyncha zonorhyncha
Locality Hsinchu County, Taiwan (ssp zonorhyncha)
Wen Qian He 8 October 2013 2 years ago 4.2
one duck in a small puddle near Khadir
Locality Kutch District, Gujarat, India
jugal Tiwari 20 November 2013 2 years ago 4.2