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.