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Lesser Whistling-Duck

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

Lesser Whistling Duck
Lesser Whistling Duck - image © Rajiv Lather

Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica), also called Lesser Whistling Teal, is a local breeding summer visitor. This bird is found in small flocks in the wetlands of India.

Size: 40 cm

Identification: Sexes alike. A smallish pale brown duck, maroon chestnut color on upper parts. Chestnut upper tail coverts.

Food: Shoots, grain, small fish

Hindi Name: Seelkahi, Seelhi

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