Species Details


Knob-billed Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sarkidiornis melanotos
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Comb Duck
Habitat : Extensive reedy wetlands.
Description : The Knob-billed Duck is a large duck with a fleshy knob or comb on the bill of the male (adult bird length approximately 66 cm, weight 2.2 kg, wing 34 cm, bill 6.4 cm, tarsus 7 cm, tail 14.5 cm). The female has no knob on its bill. It feeds on grains, shoots, seeds of aquatic plants and rice.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: copper (www.inaturalist.org/people/copper ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;vir joshimore information, please contact us.