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Indian Spot-billed Duck
With 58-63 cm slightly bigger than a Mallard.
A dabbling duck of the genus Anas. Forms a superspecies with Eastern Spot-billed Duck, Pacific Black Duck and Philippine Duck.
Various types of wetlands, at the coast and inland. Prefers shallow water with vegetation.
May move seasonally.
Breeding season variable. Usually in single pairs but may form loose small colonies. Nests in a pad of vegetation on the ground or in trees, always near water. Lays 7-9 eggs.
Feeds vegetarian, mostly seeds, parts of grasses, sedges and aquatic vegetation. Only occasionally water inscects are taken. Like other dabbling ducks this species feeds head-dipping and upending in the water.
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