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Duck - Lesser Whistling-duck

Dendrocygna javanica


Smallish overall pale buff duck; maroon-chestnut upper parts; dark grey-brown crown with golden-orange feathers margins; upper-tail-coverts chestnut in colour; scaly pattern on back; large head, thin long neck; long legs Sexes alike Photo taken at Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary, Dholpur, Rajasthan - India


Fresh water rivers and lakes with plentiful vegetation.


Nests in tree-holes, abandoned bird nests. Seen perching on tree branches near water-bodies. Information taken from, Birds of India - by Bikram Grewal, Sumit Sen, Sarwandeep Singh, Nikhil Devasar and Garima Bhatia

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Atul a year ago

Lovely !

Karan Raghwa
Karan Raghwa a year ago

Thanks, Daniele, will keep in mind

DanielePralong a year ago

Beautiful light and great notes Karan! Please not that the 2018 Best Wildlife photo mission is now closed. There is a new mission for 2019. Please bear in mind it is only for spottings showing interaction between species. I am sure you will have spottings that fit:

Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on Feb 27, 2019
Submitted on Mar 7, 2019

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