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Wandering Whistling Duck
Dendrocygna arcuata
Wandering Whistling-duck

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Wandering Whistling-Duck

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Ducks"
Description :Common local species. Length 60cm. Roosts on ground in large camps. Eats submerged vegetation in deep water by diving. Call is a distinctive shrill and whistling. Has a long neck and legs.
Typical Habitat :Deep vegetated lagoons and swamps and flooded grasslands.
Distribution :Common to northern and eastern Australia.
Migration :Resident / breeding ( Town Common and swamps around Oonoonba ). Biggest daytime roosts are south of the city, around the Ross River Dam. Main breeding season, February to April.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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