BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK
(Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Bewick's Swan          Black Crowned Crane


South American Zone - Slimbridge
The Black-Bellied Whistling Duck found in South America Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)

South America
Breeding Habitat - South America
South Texas to the tropical Central and South-Central parts of South America such as North Argentina, Paraquay and South Brazil.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winter from South Mexico southwards occasionally South Texas.

Conservation Status


Size
47mm to 56mm (19" to 22")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a long Red bill, long pale Grey head and longish legs. The belly and tail are Black, and the body plumage, back of the neck and cap are a rich Chestnut Brown. The face and upper neck are Grey, and they sport a thin but distinct White eye-ring.

Appearance - Duck
Both sexes are alike.

Habitat
Shallow freshwater Ponds, Lakes, and Marshes, cultivated land or Reservoirs with plentiful of Vegetation.

Diet
They ingest a wide variety of Plant Material, but also consume Arthropods and Aquatic Invertebrates when available.

Breeding Time
April to October in USA, and September in Brazil.

Eggs
Quantity:12 to 16.
Colour: Whitish.

Slimbridge Wildfowl A - B
African Black Duck (Anas Sparsa)
African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus Auritus)
American Black Duck (Anas Rubripes)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Ruber)
American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
American Wood Duck (Aix Sponsa)
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus)
Andean Goose (Chloephaga Melanoptera)
Argentinian Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Vittata)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna Tadornoides)
Australian Shoveler (Anas Rhynchotis)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta Jubata)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya Baeri)
Baikal Teal (Anas Formosa)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser Indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta Leucopsis)
Bewick's Swan (Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus Melancoryphus)
Black Swan (Cygnus Atratus)
Blue-Winged Goose (Cyanochen Cyanoptera)
Blue-Winged Teal (Anas Discors)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis)
Brent Goose (Branta Bernicla)
Bronze Winged Duck (Speculanas Specularis)
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BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK
Bewick's Swan        Black Crowned Crane
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck
©Nigel Key Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge May 2012)

The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is also called the Black-bellied Tree Duck. It is a whistling duck that breeds from the southernmost United States to the tropical Central and South-Central parts of South America.

The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is unique amongst ducks as they have strong monogamous pair-bonding. The pairs will often stay together for many years, which is more often associated with geese and swans.

As the name implies, these are noisy birds with a clear whistling call.
   Hear the Black-Bellied Whistling Duck's Call:-



Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge July 2014) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge May 2015) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge June 2015)
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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge May 2013) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge May 2013) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge May 2013) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge May 2013)
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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge October 2012) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge October 2012) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge October 2012)
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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge August 2011) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge March 2012) Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Slimbridge May 2012)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Lesser Whistling Duck - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Plumed Whistling Duck - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Wandering Whistling Duck - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
West Indian Whistling Duck - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
White Faced Whistling Duck - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Whistling Duck Identification - www.slim-bridge.co.uk