White Faced Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna viduata

General: As the name implies, they are noisy birds with a clear three-note whistling call. The male and female are identical in which you can’t tell the difference at all.

These ducks live in a variety of wetland areas, they prefer bodies of fresh water in open areas. When it comes to breeding season they nest on a stick platform near the ground, which they lay 8-12 eggs and incubate them for 26-28 days.

Diet: Invertebrates, molluscs, crustaceans, plants and seeds, they also obtain food by diving.

Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa and South America.

Status in the wild: This species is listed as Least Concern.

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