SPOTTED WHISTLING DUCK
(Dendrocygna Guttata)
Spot-Billed Duck         Spur-Winged Goose


Geese of the World Zone - Slimbridge
The Spotted Whistling Duck found by Geese of the World Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Breeding Habitat
Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory

Conservation Status


Size
430mm to 500mm (17" to 19")

Appearance - Drake
The Spotted Whistling Duck has a Grey head with a dark crown and hind neck, Dark-Brown eyes, a Pink-Grey beak, a Chestnut-Brown breast with small White spots, Brown flanks with large White spots, underparts are Whitish. Upperparts and tail are Dark-Brown, wings are Dark-Brown, and legs are Reddish-Grey.

Appearance - Duck
Both sexes are alike.

Habitat
Lakes, Pools, Marshes, and freshwater Swamps.

Diet
Grazes on Grasses, Aquatic Plants, Shoots, Stems, Seeds, Leaves, also Insects, Snails, and Frogs.

Breeding Time
From September

Eggs
Quantity: 10 to 12
Colour: White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl S - Z
Shelduck (Tadorna Tadorna)
Smew (Mergellus Albellus)
Snow Goose (Anser or Chen Caerulescens)
South African Shelduck (Tadorna Cana)
Southern Pochard (Netta Erythrophthalma)
Southern Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus Gambensis)
Swan Goose (Anser Cygnoides)
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator)
Tufted Duck (Aythya Fuligula)
Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arcuata)
West Indian Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arborea)
White-Cheeked Pintail (Anas Bahamensis)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Viduata)
White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)
White-headed Duck (Oxyura Leucocephala)
Whooper Swan (Cygnus Cygnus)
Yellow-Billed Duck (Anas Undulata)
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SPOTTED WHISTLING DUCK
Spot-Billed Duck         Spur-Winged Goose
Spotted Whistling Duck
©Nigel Key Spotted Whistling Duck (Slimbridge November 2017)

The Spotted Whistling Duck is named after their White spots and shrill whistling call.

The Spotted Whistling Duck can raise the dark feathers on its crown into a small crest ressembling a mohawk.

They nest in tree cavities and roost in trees, and is sometimes called the Spotted Tree Duck.
   Hear the Spotted Whistling Duck's Call:-



Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk
Plumed Whistling Duck - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk
Wandering Whistling Duck - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk
West Indian Whistling Duck - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk
White-Faced Whistling Duck - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk
Duck List - www.Slim-bridge.co.uk