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Spotted Whistling Duck - BirdForum Opus

Dendrocygna guttata


  • Sexes similar
  • Dusky black eyepatch
  • crown, hindneck, and collar, pale grey face, throat, upper neck
  • Breast and lower neck rufous brown, heavily vermiculated with darker brown
  • White underparts and flanks with rufous brown scaling
  • Dark brown upperparts and tail
  • Dark grey bill, grey legs and feet, dark brown iris.


Philippines, Sulawesi, Papua New Guinea and a single breeding population in Weipa, Australia


This species is monotypic.[1]


Marshes, lakes, ponds, swamps, creeks, rivers and mangroves.


The diet includes grass seeds and snails; they feed at night and twilight by dabbling.

It nests in tree hollows. 10-11 white eggs are laid and are incubated for 28-31 days.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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