White-faced Whistling Duck

White-faced Whistling Duck

White-faced Whistling Duck
Dendrocygna viduata


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Anseriformes
FAMILY
Anatidae

Range

NE Colombia, N Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, N Argentina, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Curacao


Habitat

Inland lakes, pools, swamps, river banks and estuaries


Diet

Aquatic vegetation, grasses, weeds, seeds, small aquatic animals

Weight

1 - 2 lbs.

Size

17 – 19 in.

Wingspan

33 – 37 in.

Incubation

26 - 28 days

Clutch

4 – 13 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • The name white-faced whistling duck comes from the bird's white face and it's characteristic three-note whistle.
  • White-faced whistling ducks are social birds that gather in large flocks, sometimes of over 1000 members.
  • They are sometimes called white-faced tree-ducks because they occasionally perching in trees.
  • Female lays 4 - 13 eggs and incubates them for 26 - 28 days. Chicks fledge in about eight weeks.
  • Fledging period is about 8 weeks

 

Conservation

Least Concern

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
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Alexandria, LA 71301
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