Fulvous Whistling Duck

Fulvous whistling ducks

Fulvous whistling ducks have a wide distribution that includes South America, Africa and India. They are generally found in small flocks and communicate with whistle-like calls, hence their name.

Unlike most species of duck the male plays a full role in incubating the eggs and rearing the ducklings.

They feed largely on plants and seeds.  One of their favourite foods is rice which often brings them into conflict with farmers.

Whistling ducks are able to dive well and ours can often be seen diving to search for the millet seed that we mix with their waterfowl pellets when they are fed.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s