Dendrocygna bicolor

Common Names: Fulvous whistling duck, fulvous tree duck
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Ducks, Geese, & Swans

The fulvous whistling duck is 19 to 21 inches long. It has a long grey bill, long head and longish legs, buff head and underparts, the latter reddish-tinged on the flanks, a dark crown, and dark grey back and wings. The tail and wing patches are chestnut, and there is a white crescent on the upper tail which is visible in flight. All plumages are similar, except that juveniles have less contrasted flank and tail colouration.

Its habitat is freshwater lakes, paddy fields or reservoirs with plentiful vegetation, where this duck feeds mainly at night on seeds and other parts of plants.

Edible Notes: It is edible.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.