Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata)

The Yellow-billed Duck is a species of duck found in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a medium-sized duck with a distinct yellow bill that looks like a golden smile, making this bird easy to identify in the wild. Males and females appear similar, with brown plumage and a white belly.

The Yellow-billed Duck is typically found in wetlands, marshes, and shallow ponds, where it feeds on aquatic plants, insects, and small aquatic animals. They are active during the day and are social birds, often seen in groups of several individuals.

Breeding season for this duck usually occurs in the rainy season, from October to March. The female builds a nest out of grass, leaves, and other materials near the water's edge, where she lays about ten eggs. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs, which hatch after about a month. The ducklings are precocial, meaning that they are able to feed and care for themselves shortly after hatching.

The Yellow-billed Duck is a widespread species, and populations seem to be stable. However, habitat loss and degradation are threats that could impact this bird's future survival. The Yellow-billed Duck is occasionally hunted for food but is protected in some areas. It is also bred in captivity for release into the wild for hunting purposes.

The Yellow-billed Duck is an important part of the ecosystem as it helps maintain wetland habitats by spreading seeds and controlling insect populations. It is also a popular species among birdwatchers due to its distinguishing yellow bill. With its lively and cheerful appearance and a lovable personality, this bird has become one of the most appreciated and beautifully photographed and admired species among bird lovers worldwide.

Other names

Anas undulata



Yellow-billed Duck

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Желтоносая кряква

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Sarı Gagalı Ördek

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