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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

General Description: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis) are sexually monomorphic, medium-sized, dark-colored ducks. Most of the body is rufous, but the face is gray, the wing has a large white patch, and the is, of course, black. The legs and neck are long. The legs are pink, the bill is red, and the eye ring is white. In flight, there is a large white patch on the top of wings.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Dendrocygninae

Favored Habitat: Marshes with trees in central and south America; a few migrate north into the U.S. to breed during summer.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

Where to Find: Don't look for Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them southeastern Arizona and also in eastern Texas as far north as Oklahoma.

Comments:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) If you were a tasty pondweed or a little snail, this might be the last face you ever see!
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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