Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica) - HBW 1, p. 576
French: Dendrocygne siffleur
Spanish: Suirirí de Java
Other common names: Lesser/Javan Tree Duck, Indian/Javan Whistling Duck, Lesser Whistling Teal
Taxonomy: Anas Javanica Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Apparently most closely linked to D. arcuata. Monotypic.
Distribution: Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka E to SE China and Taiwan, and S through Indochina to Borneo, Sumatra and Java.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 19 videos
A group of birds standing near the lake. Locality Botanical Gardens, Singapore (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 1 November 2009 3 years ago 45 sec 4.5
Three birds in shallow water Locality Cat Tien National Park, Cochinchina, Vietnam (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 April 2008 5 years ago 30 sec 4.5
A group of birds on a small island in the river, some of them flying away. Locality Chambal River, Uttar Pradesh, India (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 February 2008 4 years ago 23 sec 4.4
An adult swimming with three juveniles. Locality Bundala National Park, Southern Province, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 28 October 2008 5 years ago 23 sec 4.3
A group of birds standing on the edge of the river and several of them walking. Locality Chambal Safari Boating Platform, Chambal River, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 February 2011 1 year ago 28 sec 4
A group of birds in the water, in company of Wandering Whistling-Ducks Locality Singapore (Monotypic species)
Peter Waanders 25 May 2005 6 years ago 23 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 45 photos
An adult bird on water.
Locality Santragachhi, Howrah District, West Bengal, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 15 January 2012 2 years ago 4.4
A swimming bird...
Locality Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 15 January 2012 2 years ago 4.3
A pair preening
Locality Bundala National Park, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Marco Valentini 9 January 2014 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3
Photo taken in the evening.First time sighting at Ranthale.
Locality Rantale, Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India
Satish Gogate 15 December 2013 10 weeks ago 4.2
A Lesser whistling Duck.Widespread resident of india.
Locality Amravati, Amravati District, Amravati Division, Maharashtra, India
Neenad Abhang 33 weeks ago 4
Lesser Whistling Duck
Locality Bhuj, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
drpankajmaheria 22 May 2013 40 weeks ago 4
Flock calling on the wing Locality Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 October 2003 4 years ago 4.5
A group of birds calling in flight. Locality Chambal Safari Boating Platform, Chambal River, Rajasthan, India
Josep del Hoyo 27 February 2011 1 year ago 4
A group of birds calling in flight. Locality Ang Trapeang Thmor, Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia
Josep del Hoyo 3 March 2011 2 years ago 4
Calls of a flock on the wing Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 1983 3 years ago 4
Several soft calls of a bird. Locality Sippighat, South Andaman, Andaman Islands, Andaman and Nicobar
Josep del Hoyo 14 December 2009 3 years ago 3