Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Spot-billed Duck
Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
Described by: Forster, J. R. (1781)
Alternate common name(s): Spotted-billed Duck, Spotbill Duck, Gray Duck, Grey Duck, Spot-billed Gray Duck, Spot-billed Grey Duck, Burmese Gray Duck, Burmese Grey Duck, Indian Spot-billed Duck, Indian Spotbill, Burmese Spotbill, Chinese Spotbill, Chinese Gray Duck, Chinese Grey Duck, Eastern Spot-billed Duck, Eastern Gray Duck, Eastern Grey Duck
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeE. Asia, Japan and Oriental region;
(1) Se. former USSR (se. Siberia at Lake Baikal, Transbaicalia in the Soviet Far East in s. Amurland in the Amur River Valley, s. Ussuriland, s. Sakhalin and Kuril Is.), Mongolia, n. China (Manchuria), Korea and Japan (Hokkaido bird winter to the s.) to s. China (Heilungkiang (Manchuria) s. to Kwangtung w. to Ningsia, se. Kansu, e. Szechwan, n. Yunnan and Taiwan.
Winters w. into Mongolia to Lake Baikal, in middle and lower Yangtze Valley, Hong Kong and from s. Kiangsu to Kwangtung and Tibet (Tsangpo Valley) e. to Taiwan s. to Thailand and Cambodia and the n. Philippines.
(2) Ne. India (e. Assam), Burma e. to Laos, Vietnam (Tonkin and Annam in the Mekong Delta) and s. China (sw. Yunnan).
(3) Indian subcontinent from Pakistan (Lower Indus River), Nepal (Lake Tandha), n. India (Kashmir to w. Assam s. to Mysore and Karnataka) and occasionally Sri Lanka.
Winters in Indochina and the Australasian region.
Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center, Chiba, Japan - Feb 16, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is swimming.
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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