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Fulvous Whistling Duck

The fulvous whistling duck is actually more closely related to geese than to true ducks.  They pair for life and both parents care for the young. 

This is one of the most widespread waterfowl in the world.  These birds can be found in the rice fields of Louisiana.

HABITATMarshlands, lagoons, lakes and ponds
DIETSeeds, grains and aquatic invertebrates
LIFE Expectancy15 years

Fun Fact
Kookaburra young from the previous year help raise the brood from the current year.
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