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Duck, Fulvous Whistling

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Johan van Rensburg
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Duck, Fulvous Whistling

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:01 pm

One of the most widespread species of waterfowl in the world, the Fulvous Whistling Duck is a summer breeding migrant to southern Africa. They are found on the African, Asian and the two American continents.

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This handsome duck is usually very tough to get close too, so when I found this confident little pod at a small wetland at Austin Roberts, I appreciated the opportunity to get close-ups.

In South Africa they are infrequently seen in the north eastern sector. They seem to like the central highlands (Gauteng) where they are often a common sight.
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Re: Duck, Fulvous Whistling

Unread postby Imax » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:20 pm

Nice one Johan,

Here is my contribution from a little farm dam close to Paarl

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Fulvous Duck, Paarl, December 2013 by roelofvdb, on Flickr


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