Nov 13 2011

Fulvous

Published by at 7:30 am under Water and Shore


This beautiful bird is a fulvous whistling duck, native to the tropics of India, East Africa, Central and South America, south Florida and coastal Texas.

Fulvous is a color:  dull reddish-yellow, brownish yellow or tawny.

You can see how he got his name.

(photo by Branko Kannenberg on Wikimedia Commons.  This photo was a finalist for Picture of the Year 2009.  Click on the photo to see the original)

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