Spotted Whistling Duck (Slimbridge May 2018)
The Spotted Whistling Duck is named after their White spots and shrill whistling call.
The Spotted Whistling Duck can raise the dark feathers on its crown into a small crest ressembling a mohawk.
They nest in tree cavities and roost in trees, and is sometimes called the Spotted Tree Duck.
| Hear the Spotted Whistling Duck's Call:-|
430mm to 500mm (17" to 19")
Appearance - Male
The Spotted Whistling Duck has a Grey head with a dark crown and hind neck, Dark-Brown eyes, a Pink-Grey beak, a Chestnut-Brown breast with small White spots, Brown flanks with large White spots, underparts are Whitish. Upperparts and tail are Dark-Brown, wings are Dark-Brown, and legs are Reddish-Grey.
Appearance - Female
Both sexes are alike.
Lakes, Pools, Marshes, and freshwater Swamps.
Grazes on Grasses, Aquatic Plants, Shoots, Stems, Seeds, Leaves, also Insects, Snails, and Frogs.
Quantity: 10 to 12