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Dendrocygna guttata (Spotted Whistling Duck)

Wikipedia Abstract

The spotted whistling duck (Dendrocygna guttata) is a member of the duck family Anatidae. Its range is the Philippines south through central Indonesia to New Guinea. It has recently colonised Australia, with a small population now resident at Weipa on the western coast of Cape York Peninsula.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.799
EDGE Score: 2.46802


Adult Weight [1]  1.493 lbs (677 g)
Birth Weight [2]  50 grams
Female Weight [5]  1.764 lbs (800 g)
Male Weight [1]  1.367 lbs (620 g)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  18.5 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  50 %
Forages - Ground [3]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  50 %
Forages - Underwater [3]  30 %
Clutch Size [6]  11
Clutches / Year [4]  1
Fledging [4]  49 days
Incubation [1]  29 days
Snout to Vent Length [4]  19 inches (47 cm)


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gunung Ambang Nature Reserve Ia 30987 Sulawesi, Indonesia  
Lore Lindu National Park II 577959 Sulawesi, Indonesia  
Wasur-Rawa Biru National Park 605464 Papua, Indonesia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Philippines Philippines No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Australia; Southern Asia;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
5Rohwer, FC (1988) Inter- and intraspecific relationships between egg size and clutch size in waterfowl. Auk 105: 161-176
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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