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  Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)





Plumed Whistling Duck | Dendrocygna eytoni photo
Plumed Whistling Duck photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Plumed Whistling Duck | Dendrocygna eytoni photo
Whistling ducks are often seen in large groups. Photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Plumed Whistling Duck | Dendrocygna eytoni photo
Plumed Whistling-Duck, Gatton, Queensland

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Grass Whistling Duck has distinctive pale plumed feathers on wings. Makes a distinctive whistling call.

Other Names
Grass Whistling Duck

Size
50 cm

Habitat
Found around swamps and waterholes.

Food
tropical grasses

Breeding
nest is a scrape in the ground, sparsely lined with grass, usually under shelter of a bush. Lays 8-14 eggs.

Range
northern and eastern tropics of Australia, extending to New South Wales in the east



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Dendrocygna
Species:eytoni
Common Name:Plumed Whistling Duck

Relatives in same Genus
  Wandering Whistling-Duck (D. arcuata)
  Spotted Whistling-Duck (D. guttata)