Plumed Whistling Duck

Described by English naturalist Thomas Campbell Eyton in 1838, its specific epithet honours its namer. Its generic name is derived from the Ancient Greek terms dendron tree, and kuknos swan. Alternate common names include; Eyton's Plumed, Red-legged or Whistling Tree-duck, and Grey or Red-legged Whistler

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The Plumed Whistling Duck is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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Plumed Whistling Duck feeds by cropping grass on land. Breeding - The Plumed Whistling Duck breeds during the wet season, generally in January to March, although it can be later in April or, in a few cases, May. One brood is raised per season. The nest is a mattress of grasses or similar material in tall grass, or in or near vegetation as cover. More

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Plumed Whistling ducks lay 10 to 12 eggs which hatch after 27-28 days. The ringsize is 12 milimeters. You may ring the ducklings when they are 16 days old. This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 100,000-1,000,000 km More

Plumed Whistling Duck photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia. Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved. Plumed Whistling Duck | Dendrocygna eytoni photo Whistling ducks are often seen in large groups. Photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia. Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved. Plumed Whistling Duck | Dendrocygna eytoni photo Plumed Whistling-Duck, Gatton, Queensland Image by Glen Fergus - Some rights reserved. More

The Eyton's Tree Duck or Plumed Whistling Duck is found in the tropical grasslands of Northern and Eastern Australia and Tasmania, near rivers, swamps or lagoons. Some of the creatures that preyWhat does prey mean? on these ducks in the wild include foxes, owls, hawks, and humans. Shy and wary by nature, these ducks are mostly nocturnal, or most active at night. More

The Plumed Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna eytoni is a whistling duck which breeds in New Guinea and Australia. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Dendrocygna eytoni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. More

Plumed Whistling Ducks may be observed in parties or dense flocks numbering thousands. They camp near water during the day and at night may travel long distances to feed on dry land. Their diet consists of grasses, legumes, herbs, water lilies, other vegetation, seeds and cultivated grain. In flight, they often call with a whistling sound. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Dendrocygna
Species : eytoni
Authority : (Eyton, 1838)