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Steve Morvell Australian Wildlife Artist Lesser whistling duck pastel
'Wash time - Lesser whistling duck' (2009)
Subject: A lesser whistling duck rinsing its feathers
Medium: Pastel - drawing on Colourfix paper
Description: The Lesser whistling duck is a common bird of the Asian region named because of its whistling call. This duck (often called Tree duck for its habit of nesting in tree hollows)eats mostly water plants. They also snack on insects and aquatic invertebrates, diving frequently for underwater titbits. Lesser whistling ducks feed mostly at night, in small family groups.
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