Wandering Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arcuata

Common name: Wandering Whistling-Duck

Scientific name: Dendrocygna arcuata


Distribution and habitat: Wandering Whistling-Ducks are found in northern and eastern Australia. They live in lagoons, swamps and flooded grasslands. They prefer deep waters where they can find plenty of water plants and insects.

Feeding: The Wandering Whistling-Duck eats water plants and seeds. It also eats grasses, the bulbs of water plants, insects and small water animals. Wandering Whistling-Ducks feed in a flock.

Breeding: Wandering Whistling-Ducks breed from January to April. The nest is a scrape in the ground lined with grasses. It is hidden in tall plants. The female lays 7 to 15 eggs. The chicks hatch after 30 days.

Did you know? Wandering Whistling-Ducks whistle while they fly.


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