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Knob-billed Duck

Sarkidiornis melanotos (Pennant, T 1769)

The knob-billed duck, or African comb duck, is a duck found in tropical wetlands in Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and the Indian Subcontinent from northern India to Laos and extreme southern China. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
   Sarkidiornis
Scientific:
  Sarkidiornis melanotos


Original description

Citation:
  (Pennant, T 1769)

Reference:
   Indian Zool.

Protonym:
  Anser melanotos

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/56772636


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  3948131B5C866873

Avibase ID:
  avibase-3948131B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3948131B


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 553913

Geographic range:

  • Sarkidiornis melanotos: Tropical Africa and Madagascar; India to s China
English:
Knob-billed Duck
Catalan:
Ànec bec-crestat africà
Czech:
pižmovka hřebenatá
Danish:
Knopgås
German:
Glanzente
Spanish:
Pato crestudo afroasiático
Spanish (Spain):
Pato crestudo afroasiático
Finnish:
kyhmysorsa
French:
Canard à bosse
Croatian:
crnoleđa patka
Hungarian:
bütykös fényréce
Icelandic:
Hnúðönd
Italian:
Oca dal bernoccolo
Japanese (romaji):
kobugamo
Japanese:
コブガモ
Lithuanian:
Gumbasnapė antis
Dutch:
Knobbeleend
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kamand
Norwegian:
Kamand
Polish:
dziwonos
Portuguese:
pato-de-carúncula
Portuguese (Brazil):
Pato-de-crista
Russian:
Гребенчатая утка
Slovak:
hrebenatka škvrnitá
Serbian:
Afrička i azijska češljasta patka
Swedish:
knöland
Ukrainian:
Качка шишкодзьоба
Chinese:
瘤鸭
Chinese (Traditional):
瘤鴨


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Knob-billed Goose ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Sarkidiornis melanota [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sarkidiornis melanotos [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Sarkidiornis [melanotos or sylvicola] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Knobbeleend
Bulgarian: Гребеноклюна патица
Bengali: নাকতা , নাকতা হাঁস, নাকতা ঴াুঁ঳ , হকাি ঴াুঁ঳ , হফাুঁচা ঴াুঁ঳ , ঳াচকিচডওচনি঳
Bengali (transliteration): bōm̐cā hām̐sa, kōmba hām̐sa, nākatā, nākatā hām̐sa, sārkiḍi'ōrnisa
Catalan: Ànec bec crestat, Ànec bec-crestat, Ànec bec-crestat africà, Ànec de bec crestat
Montenegrin: crnoleđa patka, црнолеђа патка
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): црнолеђа патка
Czech: pižmovka hřebenatá
Welsh: Gŵydd gnapiog
Danish: Afrikansk Knopgås, Knopgås
German: Glanzente
Greek: Σαρκόραμφη πάπια
English: African Comb Duck, African Comb-Duck, Comb duck, Comb Duck (Old World), Knob-billed duck, Knob-billed Goose, Nakta, Nakta Duck, Old world comb Duck
English, HBW: African Comb Duck
English (India): Comb Duck (Knob-billed Duck), Knob-billed Duck (Comb Duck)
English (IOC): Knob-billed Duck
English (Kenya): Knob-billed Duck, Knob-billed Duck (Old World)
English (United States): Knob-billed Duck
Esperanto: Krestanaso, Krestobeka anaso
Spanish: Ganso de Espolón, Pato arrocero, Pato crestudo, Pato crestudo (melanotos), Pato crestudo afroasiático, Pato Crestudo Común
Spanish (Argentine): Pato Cretudo
Spanish (Bolivia): Pato crestudo
Spanish (Colombia): Pato Crestudo
Spanish (Spain): Pato Crestudo, Pato Crestudo (melanotos), Pato crestudo afroasiático
Spanish (HBW): Pato crestudo (melanotos)
Spanish (Panama): Pato Crestudo, Pato Crestudo (melanotos)
Spanish (Peru): Pato Crestudo
Spanish (Paraguay): Pato ganso
Spanish (Uruguay): Pato Crestudo
Spanish (Venezuela): Pato de Moco
Estonian: kühmnokk-part
Finnish: kyhmysorsa
French: Canard à bosse, Canard à bosse (melanotos), Canard casqué, Canard-à-bosse bronzé, Sarcidiome, Sarcidiorne à bosse, Sarcidiorne à bosse (nominal), Sarcidiorne d‘Afrique
French (AOU): Canard à bosse, Canard à bosse (nominal)
Frisian: Kaamein
Irish: Lacha chíorach
Galician: Pato carunculado africano
Guarani: Ype tî apu'a
Hebrew: ברווז בלט-מקור, מקור-כפתור
Croatian: crnoleđa patka
Hungarian: bütykös fényréce
Icelandic: Hnúðönd
Italian: Anatra bernoccoluta, Anatra dal bernoccolo, Oca dal bernoccolo
Japanese (romaji): kobugamo, kobu-gamo, kobugamo (melanotos)
Japanese: コブガモ, コブガモ (melanotos)
Japanese (Kanji): 瘤鴨
Kazakh: тарақшалы үйрек
Kwangali: Nkuva
Kirghiz: таажылуу өрдөк
Scientific: Anser melanotos, Plectropterus melanotus, Sarkidiornis melanota, Sarkidiornis melanotos, Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos
Lithuanian: Gumbasnapė antis, Gumpasnapė antis
Latvian: paugurknābja pīle
Malagasy: Tsivongo
Malayalam: മുഴയൻ താറാവ്
Marathi: नकटा बदक
Malay: Itik Sisir
Maltese: papra bil-għalla, papra tal-moxt
Nepali: नकटा
Dutch: Knobbeleend, Knobbeleend (Oude wereld)
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kamand
Norwegian: Kamand, kamand (melanotos)
Polish: dziwonos, dziwonos szaroboczny
Pinyin: liú yā
Portuguese: pato-de-carúncula, Pato-de-crista, Pato-de-crista (Pato-de-carúncula)
Portuguese (Brazil): Pato-de-crista, pato-de-crista (melanotos)
Portuguese (Portugal): pato-de-carúncula-afroasiático, Pato-de-crista
Rhaeto-Romance: Auca glischanta
Romanian: Raţă cu creastă
Russian: Гребенчатая утка
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Kabaliththiya
Slovak: hrebenatka škvrnitá, Kačica hrebenatá
Slovenian: Grbasta raca, Grebenokljuna raca
Shona: Pura
Serbian: Afrička i azijska češljasta patka, Češljasta patka
Swedish: Knöland
Swahili: Bata Bukini Nyundo
Tamil: Chendu Vathu
Thai: เป็ดหงส์, เป็ดหงส์ (melanotos)
Thai (Transliteration): pèt hŏŋ
Tswana: Legôu
Turkish: Amerika taraklı ördeği, İbik gagalı ördek, Komp Ördeği, Taraklı Kaz
Tsonga: Patu ra nhova
Ukrainian: Качка шишкодзьоба
Vietnamese: Vịt mồng
Chinese: 瘤鸭, 瘤鸭(旧大陆)
Chinese (Traditional): 瘤鴨

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