Spotted whistling duck Dendrocygna guttata

Whistling isn’t the only sound this bird is known for! The wings of spotted whistling ducks make a distinct whirring sound when the bird is in flight.

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ORIGIN:
Southeast Asia

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HABITAT:
Shallow lakes, marshes and freshwater

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2 lbs
Length: 17-20 inches

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DIET:
Graze on short grass and forage for food in water

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey, snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Puff out feathers, camoflauge

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay up to 12 eggs at a time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 15 yrs in human care

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