The Plumed Whistling-Duck is one of two whistling or tree ducks found in Australia. It is a tall, long necked duck, with very prominent long lanceolate off-white plumes edged in black along the flanks. The face and foreneck are light, the crown and hind neck are pale brown and the brown feathers of the upper back are edged buff. The breast is pale chestnut, finely barred in black. The bill is mottled pink and grey and the legs and feet are pink. It is also known as Grass Whistle Duck, Eyton’s Plumed, Red-legged or Whistling Tree-duck, Grass, Grey or Red-legged Whistler, and the Monkey Duck.
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  • Nora Caswell
    Nora Caswellover 3 years ago

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 3 years ago

    Fabulous perspective and wonderful blue sky backdrop! :)Karen

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • ronholiday
    ronholidayover 3 years ago

    Awesome! What a perfect shot.. Aloha

  • Many thanks, hard to get a good shot, they’re such nervous nelly’s!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Amazing capture, all 8 of them.

  • Many thanks Andrea!

    – byronbackyard

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 3 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":

  • Gary  Davey (Jordy2010)
    Gary Davey (J...over 3 years ago

    Great capture BB, well done :)

  • Many thanks, they’re very pretty but very nervous, I took quite a few shots but luckily got one that was ok!

    – byronbackyard

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture-thanks for the info.really interesting!!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47over 3 years ago

    They look a bit like aeroplanes flying in formation. Great photo!

  • Many thanks, they’re very pretty but very nervous and take off even if they spot you from a great distance!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    Look like fighter planes

  • They do a bit, now that you mention it … except they’re way to pretty!

    – byronbackyard

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