Lesser Whistling Duck
|Copyright: Biju Neyyattinkara (wildtvm)
|Date Taken: 2009-11-27|
|Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 170-500mm APO|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 10:15|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|"This is a largely resident species distributed unevenly from the Pakistan lower river valleys eastwards across most of peninsular India, Nepal terai, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, south China, to Vietnam. It is largely resident, apart from local movements (often induced by drought or floods), but Chinese birds winter further south.|
Covering between 1 to 10 million kmē, it is estimated to have a global population of between two and twenty million individuals.
Habitat: still freshwater lakes, with plentiful vegetation, where this duck feeds on seeds and other vegetation. Occasionally seeks refuge in the ocean just outside the surf area.
May be seen often perching on trees near water bodies, giving rise to the alternate name Tree Duck" wikipedia
The best way to identify these birds is their whistling sound while flying.. It is interesting to note that they dont make noice while sitting or swimming..
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Nice action shot of the bird you have captured Biju...
Using a higher shutter speed would have made the bit sharper..I see a slight panning done ..Did you pan while takin the shot
- [2009-11-30 2:07]
Interesting immage of this bird and terrible position captured.Well done.