The Indian spot-billed duck Bird is a large dabbling duck that is a non-migratory breeding duck throughout freshwater wetlands in the Indian subcontinent. the Indian spot-billed duck Bird white tertials that form a stripe on the side, and in flight it is distinguished by the green speculum with a broad white band at the base.
Indian spot-billed duck Bird Facts:
Size: 65 cm
Voice: Call a loud, duck-like quack
Range: Resident; all over India, to about 1800 m in Kashmir; local migrant in some areas
Habitat: Wetlands; freshwater vegetation; covered jheels; reservoirs
Overall grey bird with paler head and neck; black bill with bright yellow tip. Whitish wings with black flight feathers below; whitish head; upperparts blackish-brown, feathers edged paler; black cap, dark, broad eye-stripe; green-blue speculum bordered above with white; coral-legs and feet.
Male has black bill tipped yellow; red spot on base of bill exes alike. Juveline more brown and duller than adult. Pairs or small parties seen on marshy land, wet cultivation, or upending in shallow water.
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