Jun 23, 2011

Lesser Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna javanica) 38-41 cm

During the trip to the Ox-Bow lake near Sg. Mati a total of 5 Lesser Whistling Ducks was sighted. Two of them were seen flying around the lake and the other three were quite contented just wading and enjoying the cool waters whilst at the same  foraging. The numbers have reduced from the 9 birds sighted during the first visit. Wondering if trapping them for food by local villagers ignorant that these are 'wild' ducks is the cause for the reduced numbers. :-(

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