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Location: ZOO, Wrocław, Poland
Specie: Knob-billed Duck

The Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), or Comb Duck, is an unusual, pan-tropical duck, found in tropical wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and south Asia from Pakistan to Laos and extreme southern China. It also occurs in continental South America south to the Paraguay River region in eastern Paraguay, southeastern Brazil and the extreme northeast of Argentina, and as a vagrant on Trinidad.

This common species is unmistakable. It is one of the largest species of duck. Length can range from 56 to 76 cm (22 to 30 in), wingspan ranges from 116 to 145 cm (46 to 57 in) and weight from 1 to 2.9 kg (2.3 to 6.4 lb). The male is much larger than the female, and has a large black knob on the bill.

Date taken: 08.02.2014
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO
1/160s * F/2.8 * 145mm * ISO800

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  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks9 months ago

    Such lovely colours on this Duck Dominika – beautifully captured !

  • Thank you. :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernando9 months ago


  • Thank you. :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland7 months ago

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thank you! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 month ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group,
    Fabulous image, well captured,
    regards Ann

  • Thanks Ann. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

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