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Wandering Whistling Duck
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54-60cm. Rich red-brown plumage, long neck and legs, strong head and neck, darker crown and hindneck, black spotted breast and the feathers are mostly dark brown.
Three recognized subspecies.
Deep lagoons, flooded grasslands or dams. They enjoy the water and rarely leave the shore.
The diet includes grasses, waterlillies, water plants and occasionally insects and aquatic vertebrae.
They build a ground scrape nest not far from water, usually in high grass or a sheltered area, and 6-15 eggs are laid.
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