Knob Billed Duck

Knob Billed Duck

The Khao Kheow Project

So I was on the top-most level of the Khao Keow Aviary when I looked down to see this duck living it up.
A few quick reactionary shots and I came back with some images that have made me really happy.

(Actually have a nice series of this duck diving into the water)

Meanwhile, a quick lookup on wiki tells me that the Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) 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.

Phew.

Yes, I’ll post a shot or two soon where you can see the ‘Knob’ on it’s bill a lot more clearly.

This one’s been posted for some much needed relief from this very hot summer.

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