Copyright © 2018 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Indian Spot-billed Ducks: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Indian Spot-billed Duck  is around the size of the Mallard and is a regular resident throughout Pakistan and India in freshwater wetlands. They try to avoid large patches of open water and prefer medium sized wetlands with vegetation just like at Chiang Saen Lake, Chiang Rai, north most of Thailand.

There is no need to panic about this duck’s population since it is expanding its habitat range, although, caused by global warming, which is also alarming. To me and my family, having this Duck seen at the area was quite a joy and a real adventure since it was also a lifer for us. Though the travel was really punishing, we were filled with joy as we have taken photographs and observed them in the wild.

Chiang Saen Lake, Chiang Rai, Thailand
December 29, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Slim | Nitecore UNK1

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