26 April 2011

Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica) - Belibis

The Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica, also known as Indian Whistling Duck, is a small whistling duck which breeds in South Asia and southeast Asia.
Habitat: still freshwater lakes, with plentiful vegetation, where this duck feeds on seeds and other vegetation. Occasionally seeks refuge in the ocean just outside the surf area

It nests in tree holes, old nests of other birds, or on a stick platform near the ground, and lays 6-12 eggs.

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