wandering whistling-duck

chestnut water bird

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P1180484.jpgI spotted this lovely chestnut water bird at Kensington Gardens in London. The information on their website to aid in identifying birds to the Gardens is very limited. The bird is not in my British Wildlife book either.. again this only has a limited coverage of birds. I think it is a Wandering Whistling-Duck at a different stage/gender as the bird in the post below. What do you think? For now I’m filing it in the bird log under WWD.

wandering whistling-duck

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P1180481.jpgWater birds have many haunts, and while the Wandering Whistling-Duck is seen in north/west Australia I snapped this one in Kensington Gardens, London. Easily identified by the chestnut underparts, barred wings and cream side feathers. Not a great capture but as I don’t have another in my bird log making do.