FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCK

POPULATION

Over 1 million in the United States

FOOD


· Usually feed at night

· Feed on waste grain (Rice)

· Feed on seeds found in shallow water

BREEDING

· Found breeding in southern California, Arizona, & Texas

· Prefer to nest in rice fields or over shallow water among rice plants

· 12-13 eggs get laid at one time

· Both the male & female incubate the eggs

AVERAGE WEIGHT

Male: 1.72 lbs

Female: 1.49 lbs

AVERAGE HEIGHT

Male: 18"

Female: 17.3"

WHAT I FOUND MOST INTERESTING

I thought that the way you can tell which fulvous whistling duck is a male & a female is very interesting.


The fulvous whistling duck has a yellow overall color. The adult male and female body are identical. The back of their neck is brown & their back is a dark brown color with chesnut feather fringes.