Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

The Black-bellied Whistling-duck , formerly also called Black-bellied Tree Duck, is a whistling-duck that breeds from the southernmost United States and tropical Central to south-central South America. In the USA, it can be found year-round in parts of southeast Texas, and seasonally in southeast Arizona, and Louisiana's Gulf Coast. It is a rare breeder in such disparate locations as Florida, Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina.

The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-bellied Whistling-duck is an unusual species among North American waterfowl. With its long legs, peculiar appearance and odd habits, it was described by one early American ornithologist as "most un-duck-like". Its numbers are increasing in North America. Contents - * 1 Description * 1.1 Subspecies * 2 Ecology * 2. More

* Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) A gruop in a swam Hacienda La Zuliana, Campo Boscán, Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela kperezleon 6 September 2009 34 weeks ago 3 123next ›last » Sounds 1 recording * Calls of groups of birds flying and landing in trees. More

The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck is a whistling-duck which may also be called the Black-bellied Tree Duck. It is quite a common species, with populations totaling 1.5 million or more. They breed in the southern United States and Central and South America, and can be found year-round in areas such as Texas. Arizona and Louisiana serve as home to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck seasonally in the U.S. They are nocturnal feeders, and eat a diet composed mostly of plant life. More

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 6 - Harris Co, TX - Feb Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 7 - Harris Co, TX - Feb Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 - Harris Co, TX - Feb Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 4 - Harris Co, TX - Feb Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 2 - Harris Co, TX - Feb Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 3 -Fort Bend Co, TX - April Site Navigation More

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * AdultsPopOutZoom In Adults * © Kevin T. Karlson, Brazos Bend, Texas, February 2000 * AdultPopOutZoom In Adult * © Kevin T. More

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis North of Catemaco, Veracruz state, Mexico. Notice the single Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor in among them. (S5) Black-necked Swan - Cygnus melancoryphus Black-necked Swan Cygnus melancoryphus Chiloe Island, Region X, Chile. The only Cygnus in South America, found only in southern temperate regions. More

Southern Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis discolor Subspecies There are two subspecies, which intergrade in Panama: * Northern Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis – Southern USA to Panama Larger, with a brown breast and upper back * Southern Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis discolor – Panama to Paraguay and adjacent regions Smaller, with grey breast and upper More

Bent Life History for the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. BLACK-BELLIED TREE DUCK DENDROCYGNA AUTUMNALIS (Linnaeus) HABITS As I have never seen either of the tree ducks in life, I shall have to quote wholly from the writings of others; and very little has been published about this species, which is to be found in only a very limited area north of the Rio Grande. More

The Black-bellied Whistling-duck is a common but wary species. It is highly gregarious, forming large flocks when not breeding, and is largely resident apart from local movements. It usually nests in hollow trees. The habitat is quiet shallow freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes, cultivated land or reservoirs with plentiful vegetation, where this duck feeds mainly at night on seeds and other plant food. More

The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) in the Birds. Damisela. More

When in flight, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck has training wings and rounded wings, making it bigger than it is. Its red bill and legs, and the large white wing patch help to identify the species, and make the difference with the Fulvous Whistling Duck which lacks red bill and black belly. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck has tawny-brown to brown-cinnamon upperparts, turning black on rump and uppertail coverts. Upper wings show a broad white stripe, conspicuous in flight. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Dendrocygna
Species : autumnalis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)