Also known as a whistling duck, this duck is common in many waterfowl collections and breeds fairly well. They have a delightful whistling call, and are one of the most graceful fliers among wild ducks. Like all treeducks they have that long legged lanky appearance. They breed best in small groups rather than individual pairs. They normally nest on the ground, but I have found nests in wood duck boxes. There is now a color variation of the Fulvous called the Silver Fulvous. The brown of the common Fulvous is replaced by an off-white color while the blacker markings are maintained. They are controlled under U.S. permits and require transfer papers.
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