Anas poecilorhyncha poecilorhyncha
English : Indian spot-billed duck
French : Canard à bec tacheté
Class : Aves
Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach a length of 63 cm for a weight of 1.5 kg. Easily recognized by its black bill with yellow tip and orange spots at base. Grey-white head with black cap and eye stripe. Rest of body grey with black spotting. Black wings.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is found throughout India, from the Indus valley (Pakistan) to Assam. Species also occurs from Assam to South China, Vietnam and Indochina. Lives in inland and coastal shallow-waters wetlands with dense vegetation cover.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is globally common in the wild although some populations have been declining because of hunting pressure and habitat loss.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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