Duck, Plumed Whistling
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Gregarious when not breeding, often in large daytime camps on bare ground beside suitable water. During dry season concentrates iat coastal permanent wetlandsin Nth Australia. Spreads out across the vast wet plains to breed during the wet season. Grases mostly at night on grassy margins of wetlands or on short grass plains, often far from water. Swims reluctantly and rarely dives.
|Classifications:||Bird, water and shoreline|
|Family:||Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)|
|Information sources:||The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al|