English : Fulvous whistling-duck
French : Dendrocygne fauve
Class : Aves
Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach 53 cm in length for a weight of 1 kg. Black bill and legs. Plumage mostly rich brown with thin black and white stripes on neck, black wings with brown stripes, white ornamental plumes on flanks.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in parts of central and south America, subsaharan Africa, Madagascar and in Asia, from India to Myanmar. Lives in lowland marshes and swamps in open terrain with tall grass, rice-fields.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common to abundant in parts of its range. It has increased its range in central America but declines elsewhere because of hunting.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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