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Birds

Lesser
Whistling Duck

Least Concern

Decreasing

Lesser Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna javanica

The Lesser Whistling Duck is a species of whistling duck that breeds in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. They are nocturnal feeders and during the day may be found in flocks around lakes and wet paddy fields. They can perch on trees and sometimes build their nest in the hollow of a tree. This brown and long-necked duck has broad wings that are visible in flight and produces a loud two-note wheezy call. It has a chestnut rump.

Indian Whistling Duck, Lesser Whistling Teal, Javan Tree Duck

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    শৰালি হাঁহ
  • Bengali:
    পাতি সরালি
  • Gujarati:
    નાની સિસોટી બતક
  • Hindi:
    सिल्हि, सिल्काही
  • Kannada:
    ಸಿಳ್ಳೆಬಾತು
  • Malayalam:
    ചെറിയ ചൂളാൻ എരണ്ട
  • Marathi:
    अडई, मराल
  • Nepali:
    सिलसिले
  • Punjabi:
    ਟੀਲ
  • Sanskrit:
    प्रख्यात शराली, ताम्रहंस, रविहंस
  • Tamil:
    சிறு சிறகி
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Taxanomy

ANSERIFORMES
ANATIDAE
Dendrocygna javanica

Quick Facts
  • They are nocturnal feeders.
Lesser Whistling Duck

Range Map

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