Spot billed Duck - photograph by David Behrens
Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha), also called Grey Duck. This bird is a common breeding resident. Locally called Garm Pai or Gugral, it is found in the wetlands of Haryana, India. Identification: Large dark brown duck with scaly-pattern plumage. Bill is black with yellow, orange spot on the base of bill.
Order: ANSERIFORMES Family: Anatini Size: 60 cm
Habits: Found all over India in wetlands, freshwater vegetation covered jheels and reservoirs etc. with extensive emergent vegetation. This bird is sociable, often found in pairs. Female duck with chicks is a common site during breeding season. It breeds from July to September.