The Platoon

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Nitin Prabhudesai

I clicked this picture in the evening time at Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Lesser whistling ducks gather together in an uniform order.This species has a long grey bill, long head & longish legs.It has a buff head,neck and underparts & a darker crown. The back and wings are darkish grey & there are chestnut patches on the wings and tail. They formed a team.An Aault lead the flock.There was particular order & discipline which they were swmming in the water.The adult was making sound when its time to turn or stop. It looked very much like a military platoon, something I have never seen before.

Location: Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India


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