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Fulvous Whistling-Duck


Kingdom: Animalia     Phylum: Chordata     Class: Aves (Birds)     Order: Anseriformes     Family: Dendrocygnidae


Fulvous Whistling Duck
Fulvous Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna bicolor)
 

Fulvous whistling-duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) is a local resident mainly in north-east India.

Identification: Size 50 cm. Wingspan: 36 inches. Large, long-legged, long-necked duck. Sexes similar. Adult: Dark bill, dark legs, rich buff head, neck, chest and belly. Black back with chestnut edging to feathers. White flank stripe. White rump and undertail coverts. Dark tail. Wings dark with chestnut upperwing coverts visible in flight. Immature: Like adult, but duller with less contrast between back and rump.
 

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