White-faced Whistling Duck

Whistling DuckPhoto by Joel Sartore

Scientific Name: Dendrocygna viduata

The whistling ducks are also known as tree ducks because of their habit of perching on branches.
  • Size: Weight: 1 to 2 pounds; Length: 15 to 19 inches
  • Diet: Grasses, aquatic seeds, molluscs, crustaceans and insects
  • Habitat: Freshwater wetlands
  • Range in the Wild: Costa Rica to Brazil, Africa, Madagascar and Comoro Islands

Conservation Status
Listed as Least Concern.

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