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Teal, Teal and baby teal.

Teal, Teal and baby teal.
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-30 5:09
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Lesser Whistling Teal
The Lesser Whistling Teal (based on an older classification), Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica, also known as Indian Whistling Duck, is a small whistling duck which breeds in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It may also be called the Lesser Whistling Teal.
This species has a long grey bill, long head and longish legs. It has a buff head, neck and under parts, and a darker crown. The back and wings are darkish grey, and there are chestnut patches on the wings and tail. All plumages are similar.
The call is a wheezy, whistling "seasick, seasick", call, uttered in flight. Roosts can be quite noisy.
It nests in tree holes, old nests of other birds, or on a stick platform near the ground, and lays 6-12 eggs.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Dendrocygna
Species: D. javanica
Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_Whistling_Duck

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Dear friend greetings from Chennai;
it is a beautiful shot. FRANCO.

Hello Samiran,
Very cute family! Well composed shot, with nice colours. Cheers,

Amazing shot! Hum do humhare chaar (we 2 our 4). Happy family.

Hello Samiran

Beautiful photo with full of tenderness,
with a fine POV and beautiful light, TFS


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