Whistling


The Black-Bellied Whistling Duck was photographed at San Antonio, Texas, a normal year-round area for the duck.

The Black-Bellied Whistling Duck was photographed at San Antonio, Texas, a normal year-round area for the duck.

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The Black-Bellied Whistling Duck is a goose-like rusty duck with black belly, broad white patch on forewing, bright coral-red bill, and long pink legs. The immature has grayer bill, legs, and belly. It has a pale eye-ring. It has a range of Texas and Arizona to Northern Argentina. It has a habitat of ponds, lakes and fresh marshes; favors shallow fresh water lakes and ponds with trees. It feeds mainly on seeds and grains, and some insects, and snails.

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The Fulvous Whistling Duck was photographed at the San Antonio, Texas Zoo

The Fulvous Whistling Duck was photographed at the San Antonio, Texas Zoo

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The Fulvous Whistling Duck is tan with a dark bill and legs, a dark back, a pale side stripe, and a white rump. It is a tawny goose-like duck that is found grazing in open fields or tipping up in shallow ponds. It has a range from Southern United States (Texas to Florida coasts) to Central America. It has a habitat in marshes, mostly coastal. It feeds on mostly seeds and aquatic plants.