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Plumed Whistling Duck
40â€“45 cm (15Â¾-17Â¾ in)
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Paler then Wandering Whistling Duck
Margins of lagoons, pools, swamps, marshes, mangroves. Particularly fond of plains, grassland and meadows.
They form large mixed species communal daytime roosts.
They have a basically vegetarian diet, eating grasses, herbs, sedges and seeds. They feed at night and may fly some distance to the feeding grounds.
The nest is a grass-lined ground scrape sheltered by a bush or some other vegetation. The clutch consists of 10-12 white eggs, both adults share the incubation and rearing duties. They are monogamous, forming a bond which may be for life.
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