Lesser Whistling Duck

This is a largely resident species distributed unevenly from the Pakistan lower river valleys eastwards across most of peninsular India, Nepal terai, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, south China, to Vietnam. It is largely resident, apart from local movements , but Chinese birds winter further south.

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The Lesser 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.

Lesser Whistling Duck in Santragachi Lake, Howrah, IN Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Dendrocygna Species: D. More

lesser whistling duck in a treeCalled whistling ducks because of their call, they are also sometimes called tree ducks because they sometimes nest in tree holes! Lesser Whistling Ducks eat mostly water plants, nibbling on their seeds and shoots. They also snack on insects and aquatic invertebrates. lesser whistling duck on waterLesser Whistling Ducks eat aquatic vegetation by dabbling on the water surface in shallow water. More

Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)Description This species has a long grey bill, long head and longish legs. It has a buff head, neck and underparts, and a darker crown. The back and wings are darkish grey, and there are chestnut patches on the wings and tail. All plumages are similar. More

A Flock Of Lesser Whistling Ducks Takes Flight Thursday, December 18th, 2008 (moreā€¦) 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5 out of 5) Loading ... Loading ... More

* whistlingduck mysore india Lesser Whistling Duck at Lake. Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India Ragoorao 28 August 2009 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.3 * A group of birds in the margin of the lake. Lingambudhi Lake, Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India (Monotypic species) Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2009 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 3 * Four birds resting hidden inside the foilage. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Lesser Whistling Duck is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Dendrocygna
Species : javanica
Authority : (Horsfield, 1821)