Appearance - The Yellow-billed Duck has a streaked black-grey head and neck, bright-yellow beak with black markings on the top and tip of the beak, the body has white-tipped brown feathers giving it a scaly appearance, a darker brown back, and the wings are white below with a white-bordered green speculum above. Eyes are brown and legs are olive coloured. Both sexes are alike.
Notes - The Yellow-billed Duck is a dabbling duck which is an abundant resident to south Africa. The female builds the nest, incubates the eggs and raises the young.
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