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PLUMED WHISTLING DUCK (Dendrocygna eytoni)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Plumed Whistling duck

Plumed whistling ducks 2013

One record for Lord Howe Island - two birds turned up 2nd February 2012 and first noted by Ranger Christo Hasseldon. One disappeared about 12th February; the other stayed around until 4 March 2012. Apparently following a wet season over much of eastern Australia these birds had bred up in numbers and dispersed to many new areas not seen before, or for a long time.

On 21st January 2013, 28 of these ducks were reported to the Museum by resident Bill Thompson. They were adjacent to one of the dams at the island golf course but only stayed one day. 

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