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Monday, 9 January 2012

Dendrocygna arcuata Wandering Whistling Duck

Common Names: Wandering Whistling Duck
Species: Dendrocygna arcuata

The Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata) is named after their load whistling call and the whistling noise that their wings make during flight. They are native to the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. The diet of the Wandering Whistling Duck consists mainly of grasses and aquatic plants, but they also occasionally eat invertebrates too. Their breeding season occurs between December and May. They were all busy preening themselves while I was taking photos.