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Flying Water Whistle Duck


Flying Water Whistle Duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Toni Alvarez (Toni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, Tamron 200-500 DI
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-07 15:42
Viewed: 7277
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Distribution and Habitat

The Water Whistle Duck is widely distributed throughout coastal tropical Australia, although, vagrants may occur elsewhere. The species prefers deep, permanent tropical lagoons.

Status

The Water Whistle Duck is available for recreational hunting in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Description

The male and female have a similar appearance. The species occurs in dense flocks, whether on land, water or in flight.

In flight, the Water Whistle Duck adopts a distinctive posture with a depressed neck and trailing legs, a dark belly, chestnut shoulders and a white rump. It has short rounded wings with a slow wing beat.

On the water or on the land, the Water-whistle Duck is a medium-sized duck with a dark body and short, white plumes on flank.

Voice

Whistles incessantly in flight

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Hi Toni
I'm still very busy, so have no time for a longer visit to TN.
Very good capture, and as always good details, colours, sharpness and composition.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-08 12:00]

Toni, the large version is really very nice.

Lovely scene, great action shot.

A difficult capture, but you did great.

  • Great 
  • Norok Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 2 N: 7] (191)
  • [2006-02-18 3:25]

excelent composition
bravo

Great shots and composition.
Well done

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-14 22:33]

Hi Toni
great action shot.Excelent composition.
Well done

osse

  • Great 
  • cali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 0] (316)
  • [2006-08-12 2:21]

magnifique cliché de liberté.... merci beaucoup

Anda que no Toni :D, menuda secuencia te has trabajo aqui ;). Te felicito por la foto :D.
A ver si vienes alguna vez aqui a España y nos conocemos :).

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