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Knob-billed Duck

Sarkidiornis melanotos (Pennant, 1769)

The Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), or Comb Duck, 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. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Sarkidiornis

Scientific:
  Sarkidiornis melanotos

Citation:
  (Pennant, 1769)

Reference:
  Indn.Zool. p.12 pl.11

Protonym:
  Anser melanotos

Avibase ID:
  3948131B5C866873

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
Czech:
pižmovka hřebenatá
German:
Glanzente
Danish:
Knopgås
Spanish:
Pato crestudo afroasiático
Finnish:
kyhmysorsa
French:
Canard à bosse
Icelandic:
Hnúðönd
Italian:
Oca dal bernoccolo
Japanese:
kobugamo
Japanese:
コブガモ
Dutch:
Knobbeleend
Norwegian:
Kamand
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kamand
Polish:
dziwonos szaroboczny
Portuguese:
Pato-de-crista
Portuguese (Brazil):
Pato-de-crista
Russian:
Гребенчатая утка
Slovak:
hrebenatka škvrnitá
Swedish:
knöland
Ukrainian:
Качка шишкодзьоба
Chinese:
瘤鸭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
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]
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]
Clements 1st edition:
Knob-billed Goose ( 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)
eBird version 1.53:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos)
eBird version 1.54:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos)
eBird version 1.55:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos)
eBird version 2015:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos)
eBird version 2016:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos)
eBird version 2017:
Comb Duck (Old World) ( Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos)
eBird version 2018:
Knob-billed Duck ( Sarkidiornis melanotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Comb Duck ( Sarkidiornis 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 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]
James Lee Peters (original):
Sarkidiornis melanota [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Sarkidiornis melanotos 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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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Knobbeleend
Bengali: নাকতা হাঁস
Catalan: Ànec bec crestat, Ànec bec-crestat, Ànec bec-crestat africà, Ànec de bec crestat
Czech: pižmovka hřebenatá
Danish: Afrikansk Knopgås, Knopgås
German: Glanzente
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 (India): Comb Duck (Knob-billed Duck)
English (IOC): Knob-billed Duck
English (Kenya): Knob-billed Duck, Knob-billed Duck (Old World)
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)
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)
Guarani: Ype tî apu'a
Hebrew: מקור-כפתור
Hungarian: bütykös fényréce
Icelandic: Hnúðönd
Italian: Anatra bernoccoluta, Oca dal bernoccolo
Japanese: kobugamo, kobu-gamo, kobugamo (melanotos)
Japanese: コブガモ, コブガモ (melanotos)
Japanese (Kanji): 瘤鴨
Kwangali: Nkuva
Scientific: Anser melanotos, Sarkidiornis melanota, Sarkidiornis melanotos, Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos
Lithuanian: Gumbasnapė antis
Latvian: paugurknābja pīle
Malagasy: Tsivongo
Malayalam: മുഴയൻ താറാവ്
Malay: Itik Sisir
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-crista
Russian: Гребенчатая утка
Slovak: hrebenatka škvrnitá, Kačica hrebenatá
Slovenian: Grbasta 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: 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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