French: Dendrocygne tacheté German: Tüpfelpfeifgans Spanish: Suirirí moteado
Other common names:
Spotted Tree Duck
Mindanao (S Philippines) and Sulawesi E through Moluccas and Tanimbar Is (E Lesser Sundas) to New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and, recently, NE Australia (Cape York Peninsula)#R.
43–50 cm; male 590–650 g, female 610–860 g. Small white mark at base of lower mandible. Reminiscent of D. arborea though smaller and with blackish... read more
Most common vocalizations include a nasal, single-syllable “gack”, a simple whistled “whee’-ow” or... read more
Margins of freshwater swamps, lakes, pools, marshes, mangroves, creeks and rivers, surrounded by... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes grass seeds and small snails. Food obtained by dabbling at water’s edge, filtering surface and diving. Mainly nocturnal... read more
Starts at beginning of wet season (Sept), but active nests also found in Dec, Mar and Apr in New Guinea, with downy young observed in... read more
Probably mainly sedentary, although unclear whether the species is resident on the Kai Is, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Not usually found in large concentrations. Appears well represented within range, especially in parts of Indonesia, probably... read more
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