Eastern spot-billed ducks at Qiantang River
en.hangzhou.com.cn   2024-01-12 10:44   Source: Tide News

A group of Eastern spot-billed ducks are spotted in the Qiantang River at Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province.

Eastern spot-billed duck is a national second-level protected animal in China. It is dark brown on the upper part from the head to tail, tan on the chest, and dark brown on the abdomen with dark brown flecks densely scattered. It is a bird of freshwater lakes and marshes in fairly open country and feeds by dabbling for plant food mainly in the evening or at night. The breeding season varies with rainfall and water conditions but normally between April and July.

Author:   Editor: Ye Lijiao