The Wandering Whistling-Duck is a large long-necked duck. It has dark brown back and wings and reddish brown chest and belly. It has upswept white plume feathers edged with brown on the sides. The top of the head and back of the neck is blackish brown and face and neck is pale buff colour. Juveniles are duller with smaller side plumes.
wetlands, lagoons, swamps
water plants, grasses, insects
The nest is a scrape in the ground amongst grass or under shrub not far from water. The female lays six to fifteen eggs.
found in north east New South Wales, eastern and northern Queensland, northern parts of Northern Territory, north east Western Australia. Also found in the Philippines, Borneo, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Wandering Whistling-Duck|
Relatives in same Genus
Plumed Whistling Duck (D. eytoni)
Spotted Whistling-Duck (D. guttata)