Indian Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)

The Indian Spot-billed Duck is a species of duck that is native to South Asia. It is a medium-sized bird that is known for its striking appearance, with its distinctive spotted bill and bold black and white markings on its body.

These ducks can be found in a wide range of habitats across the Indian subcontinent, including wetlands, lakes, rivers, and marshes. They are particularly common in rice paddies and other agricultural areas, where they feed on insects, seeds, and other small animals.

One of the most distinctive features of the Indian Spot-billed Duck is its bill, which is brightly colored with yellow and black spots. This bill is used primarily for extracting food from muddy or soft substrates, such as the bottom of a shallow pond or a rice paddy.

In addition to its striking appearance, the Indian Spot-billed Duck is also known for its unique vocalizations. These ducks have a distinctive "kruk-kruk" call that can be heard from a considerable distance away.

Despite their widespread distribution and relatively large populations, Indian Spot-billed Ducks are still threatened by habitat loss and hunting. Many wetland habitats in particular are under threat due to human activities such as agricultural development and urbanization.

Conservation efforts are underway to protect the Indian Spot-billed Duck and other wetland species from further decline. These efforts include habitat restoration, wildlife management, and public education initiatives aimed at raising awareness about the importance of preserving wetland ecosystems. With continued efforts and support, it may be possible to ensure the survival of this unique and beloved bird for generations to come.

Other names

Anas poecilorhyncha



Indian Spot-billed Duck

ànec becpintat de l'Índia



šarenokljuna patka

kachna skvrnozobá

Pletnæbbet And

Indische Vlekbekeend


Canard à bec tacheté


Germano beccomacchiato


dėmėtasnapė antis


kaczka pstrodzioba


Пестроносая кряква

Indijska plovka pegavog kljuna

kačica pestrozobá

Ánade picopinto indio

indisk fläcknäbband

Hint Benekgagası

крижень чорний


foltoscsőrű réce

raibknābja pīle