Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Lesser Whistling Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dendrocygna javanica
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Lesser Treeduck, Lesser Whisting Teal
Habitat : Freshwater wetlands like ponds, reservoirs, marshes.
Description : The Lesser Whistling Duck is a dark brown duck with a long neck (adult bird length approximately 42 cm, weight 500 g, wing 18.7 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 4.5 cm, tail 5.5 cm). It has a greyish-buff head with dark brown cap. Its fore-neck is greyish-buff and flight feathers are blackish. The bird is a nocturnal feeder, often seen in flocks around lakes and wet paddy fields during the day. It can perch on trees and occasionally builds nests in tree hollows. This duck has a long neck and is brown in color. Its broad wings are noticeable during flight, and it produces a loud two-note wheezy call. One way to distinguish it from the larger fulvous whistling duck is its chestnut rump, while the latter has a creamy white rump.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.