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!


   Range/Habitat: Northeast Australia/ wetlands, lakes

   Diet: Herbivore: grasses

   Length/Weight: 16-23”/ 1-3 ¼ lb

   Conservation Status: common

Fun Facts:

  • 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!

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2 thoughts on “SUPER SURPRISE THURSDAY # 49

  1. Ducks that whistle. Can they call dogs?

  2. DUSTY: We always enjoy learning from you. HURLEY: I try not to ever forget what I learn… I wish I had your eliphants memory!

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