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D is for East Indian Wandering, Whistling Duck

A rather handsome wandering duck photo by FIR0002/Flagstaffotos. . . The beautiful deep red-brown and black-feathered, wandering whistling ducks are found in Northern and Eastern Australia as well as Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and the Pacific Islands. . They prefer deep water where aquatic plants and insects are in plentiful supply. . They are gregarious …

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Fairy fly

 . Fairy flies are in fact tiny parasitic wasps, the tiniest insects discovered. This one, which lives in India, measures only 0.2mm across its wings. Fairy flies lay their eggs inside the eggs of larger insects. The wasp egg hatches into a larva, which eats the host egg before it has a chance to develop. …

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