Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Indian Spot‑billed Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anas poecilorhyncha
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Spot-billed Duck, Spotbill Duck, Spotbill
Habitat : Lakes, irrigation tanks, riverbanks and other freshwater wetlands with reeds, weeds.
Description : The Indian Spot-billed Duck is a large duck with a bicoloured bill (adult bird length approximately 61 cm, weight 1.4 kg, wing 26.5 cm, bill 5.7 cm, tarsus 4.7 cm, tail 13 cm). it has a broad black eye-stripe running from the bill through the eye. It has two reddish spots in front of the eye. It breeds in July-October.
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;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.