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Lesser Whistling Duck (Teal)

Dendrocygna javanica


Habitat: Freshwater wetlands with good vegetation cover, lakes, wet paddy fields, trees, coastal areas

Distribution: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, south China to Vietnam

Diet: Water plants, grains, small fish, frogs, molluscs, worms

Distinguishing features: Brown, long-necked, broad wings visible in flight, produces loud two-note wheezy call

09-Dec-2011 Lesser Whistling Ducks and Garganeys
09-Dec-2011 Lesser Whistling Ducks with Garganeys Pic: SK Srinivas
Pic: SK Srinivas

01-Mar-2011 Whistling ducks
Pic: Arathi Manay