Scientific Name: Dendrocygna javanica Common Name: Lesser Whistling-duck Other Names: Indian whistling duck, lesser whistling teal, sili, silhahi
Identifying Features: Brown and long neck, chestnut upper-tail coverts, ring around the eye is orange to yellow.
- They are very nocturnal and often rest during the day.
- They produce very prominent whistling sound while flying.
- Hunters in Assam have been known to raise the ducklings to serve as live decoy.
This image was clicked by Melvin Yap – via Flickr
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