Two Adult Oriental Eastern Spot-billed Dove (Anas zonorhyncha) at Arashiyama, Japan - July 2013
OTHER NAMES: Chinese Spot-billed Duck
Local Name (Japan): Karugamo (カルガモ) - "Light wildduck"
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List Least Concern
The Eastern Spot-billed Duck is a close relation of the Mallard, only recently split from the rest of the Spot-billed Ducks. It is common in Japan, along with the Mallard being the most common duck throughout the year being found on rivers and ponds They are a fairly drab duck throughout the year, with the main colour on the plumage coming from the blue patch on the wings, all else being brown and cream.
Subspecies: None - monotypic
- Sighting Locations -
JAPAN - Common resident of water based habitats.
Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List