Appearance: – The Wandering Whistling Duck has long legs and a long neck. It has a blackish crown and nape, pale brown face with whitish chin, black beak, light-brown speckled breast, rich red-brown underparts and flanks, white under tail, dark black and chestnut upper-parts, and the legs and feet are dark. Both sexes are alike.
Size: – Typical Adult is 21-23 inches.
Food: – Mainly aquatic vegetation, seeds, grasses, weeds and small aquatic animals.
Habitat: – Wetlands, flooded grasslands, deep lagoons, swamps, pastures, and rice fields in northern and eastern Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Breeding Season: – January to April.
Eggs: – 6 to 15 (creamy-white color).
Notes: – The Wandering Whistling Duck is also sometimes called the Tree Duck. As with other Whistling Ducks it has a noisy call. They enjoy being in the water and rarely leave the shore. There are three sub-species – Indonesian Wandering Whistling Duck, Australian Wandering Whistling Duck, and the New Britain Wandering Whistling Duck.