Spot-Billed Duck


Scientific Name: Anas poecilorhyncha
Common Name: Spot-billed Duck, Grey duck, Yellow Nib
Other Name: Gugral, Indian Spot-billed Duck, Spotbill
Identifying Features: yellow tipped dark bill, brown patterned plumage, grey body
Fun Facts:
  • Spot-billed Ducks hybridize naturally with mallards and some other species of ducks.
  • Their names mainly refer to the red spots present at the base of their yellow-tipped black beak. This characteristic feature is absent in female species.


This image was clicked by Govind Singh at YBP in December 2014.

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