Plumed Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna eytoni

This duck lives in Australian dams, water holes, lagoons and grasslands, where it is also known as Grass Whistling-Duck. Forms dense flocks during the daytime, feeding on green grasses and seeds in smaller groups at night. Breeds from the second year, sometimes first year, laying 10 to 12 white, smooth and pointed eggs.

Picture taken at a farm in Melbourne, Australia, in May 1995.

Genus Dendrocygna
Tribe Dendrocygnini
Subfamily Anserinae
Family Anatidae
Order Anseriformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth