Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Bird #83: West Indian Whistling Duck





Common Name: West Indian Whistling Duck

Scientific Name: Dendrocygna arborea

Description: 19-22 inches; bill long and black; crown dark brown to black; long neck; upperparts brownish; rump and tail blackish; underparts whitish; sides spotted with black; long black legs.

Habitat: Mangroves; ponds; fields

Statue: Vagrant; West Indies Endemic; globally threaten

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Websites:
·         Wikipedia
·          Ducks.org
WIWD in a flock of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks