Spotted Whistling-ducks progress

To: David Taylor <>
Subject: Spotted Whistling-ducks progress
From: David Bishop <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:06:37 +1100
Indeed Spotted Whistling-Ducks do appear to be a very adaptive species as 
observed in parts of West Papua, (Indonesia) and further to the west in parts 
of Maluku where they quickly move in a utilise newly created suitable habitat. 
Unfortunately this often signals the demise of other habitats and other species.



K David Bishop
Semioptera Pty Ltd
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On 17/01/2014, at 4:39 PM, David Taylor wrote:

> It’s interesting to read of sightings of Spotted Whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna 
> guttata )  progressively further south of their original location. I think 
> the very first sightings were all on the very northern part of Cape York near 
> Weipa,  But we are hearing of sightings as far south as the Daintree River. ( 
> 5 recently reported )  and Wonga Beach north of Cairns. ( 27 odd)    …….and 
> perhaps further south?  
> I find it a very interesting species which has evidently self introduced into 
> Queensland and would appear to be increasing in numbers and range.
> I wonder if they are actually breeding in Australia?  Are there any records?  
>  Curious to hear of any other more southerly reports of this species. 
> It will be fascinating to watch their progress over coming years to see if at 
> some point they vanish  or indeed become a permanent and regular fixture on 
> the Australian list…. would seem the latter is likely? 
> I find the Whistling-ducks a fascinating group of birds and we are fortunate 
> to see both regularly in South-east Queensland… would be nice to have a third 
> here at some point!!!
> cheers
> David Taylor
> Brisbane
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