SUPER SURPRISE THURSDAY #49
It’s off to the land down under today to find a gorgeous bird who lives near water. Do you have your hiking shoes and a snack? All right, then let’s head out!
MEET THE PLUMED WHISTLING DUCK!
Diet: Herbivore: grasses
Length/Weight: 16-23”/ 1-3 ¼ lb
Conservation Status: common
- Plumed Whistling Ducks have long legs and large webbed feet.
- They mate for life.
- Plumed Whistling Ducks mostly feed on grass on land.
- They have upward pointed feathers on their sides.
- Plumed Whistling Ducks have orange and black mottled beaks.
- Both male and female plumed whistling ducks raise the chicks.
We really love these ducks fancy feathers! It makes them look so funny! Edmond would love to share a nice field of grass with these cute little fowl!