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The Spotted Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna guttata) is natural to the islands southeast of Asia. Its distribution is from southern the Philippines to Indonesia, also the archipelago of Bismarck and New Guinea.
It is seen in lakes with emerging aquatic vegetation, such as grass.
This bird is gregarious. In nature it is common to see it in flocks counting in the hundreds. It associates with the Wandering Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata).
Nesting is done in holes in trees. A clutch with eleven eggs is registered. Incubation takes 31 days. It is possible that both parents incubate.
Feeds on seeds of aquatic vegetation.
This is one of the larger whistling-ducks. The adults of this species reach a length from 43 to 50 cm. The average weight is about 800 grams.
The Spotted Whistling-Duck in Spanish is called “Yaguasa Moteada”.
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