14 April, 2012

Plumed Whistling-duck

Scientific Name: Dendrocygna eytoni

Population Estimate: 100K - 1M, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Found in inland wetlands in New Guinea and Australia.

Field Notes: Slender, brown-coloured duck with a long neck. Characteristic "tiger" patch with elegant white plumes arising from its flanks. 

Personal Notes: Seen at the Melbourne Zoo, Australia. 

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