Species Details

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Fulvous Whistling Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dendrocygna bicolor
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Fulvous Treeduck, Large Whistling Teal
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Fulvous Whistling Duck is a bright fulvous duck with a prominent white rump-band (adult bird length approximately 51 cm, weight 700 g, wing 22 cm, bill 4.7 cm, tarsus 5.8 cm, tail 5.5 cm). It has brownish-black upperparts and chestnut to cinnamon underparts. The male and the female look alike. The bird has a whistling call that it gives while flying or on the ground. It prefers wetlands with abundant vegetation, such as shallow lakes and paddy fields. The nest, made of plant material and unlined, is placed among dense vegetation or in a tree hole. The typical clutch contains around ten whitish eggs. Breeding adults pair for life and take turns incubating the eggs, which hatch in 24-29 days. The downy grey ducklings leave the nest within a day or two after hatching, and the parents continue to protect them until they fledge around nine weeks later.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Tim Harding (www.inaturalist.org/people/Tim Harding ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.