Scientific Name: Sarkidiornis melanotos Common Name: Comb Duck Other Name: American comb duck, Knob-billed Duck
Identifying Features: White head freckled with dark spots, pure white neck and underparts, upperparts are glossy blue-black with bluish and greenish iridescence, male is much larger than the female and has a large black knob on the bill.
- It is one of the largest species of duck.
- Males may have two mates at once or up to five in succession.
- They are typically seen in flocks, small in the wet season, up to 100 in the dry season. Sometimes they separate according to sex.
This image was clicked by Nigel Clifford – via Flickr.
Where have you seen this bird? Let us know in the comments below. You can also share a photo of this bird clicked by you by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org