The Wandering Whistling-Duck is a large duck with rich red-brown plumage overall, with a paler face, front of neck and upper breast. There is a dark stripe on the crown of head, nape and back of neck. The bill and legs are dark. There are elongated flank plumes, which are off-white with chestnut edges. In flight, the dark underwings, cinnamon and chestnut underbody, white undertail and trailing dark legs are seen. This species is also known as the Whistling Tree-Duck, Water Whistling-Duck and the Red Whistler.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM


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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    What a wonderful shot! :D Love it! :D

  • Many thanks Donna, so unusual to get this close!

    – byronbackyard

  • Sheridan Farrow
    Sheridan Farrowabout 3 years ago

    How sweet, I love it!

  • Many thanks Sheridan!

    – byronbackyard

  • Denzil
    Denzilabout 3 years ago

    They look so cute, all lined up! Well caught, good job!

  • Many thanks Denzil!

    – byronbackyard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 3 years ago

    Cute as !! – really beautiful capture – Love it !!

  • Many thanks Gail!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Nicely captured !
    The plumage of these birds is quite beautiful !

  • Many thanks, they are very gorgeous!

    – byronbackyard

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 3 years ago
  • Many thanks Joycelone, very happy making! They’re very gorgeous aren’t they!

    – byronbackyard

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago


  • Many thanks, very happy making, they’re so pretty!

    – byronbackyard

  • ©Marcelle Raphael
    ©Marcelle Raphaelalmost 3 years ago

  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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