White-Faced Whistling Duck (Slimbridge August 2009)
The White-Faced Whistling Duck, also known as White-Faced tree Duck or White-Faced Duck, is a Whistling Duck from tropical parts of South America and Africa.
The White-Faced Whistling Duck is active mainly at night where it feeds by wading, swimming or diving.
The White-Faced Whistling Duck is threatened by hunting and is vulnerable to avian botulism and influenza, however, its numbers are stable. It is currently classed as Least Concern.
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410mm to 460mm (16" to 18")
Appearance - Male
The male has a dark Grey bill, a White face and crown with Black on the back of the head and down the nape and upper neck. The lower neck and breast are Chestnut Brown, the back is barred Black and the flanks have fine White barring. The rump, tail under-parts, and wing under-parts are Black. The legs and feet are light Grey.
Appearance - Female
The female is similar to the male.
Wetlands, Lakes, Swamps, Marshes, Rivers, Flood-plains and Reservoirs.
Aquatic Vegetation, Grasses, Seeds, Molluscs, Crustaceans and Insects.
August to October.
The nest is built on a platform of vegetation on the ground concealed by vegetation.
Quantity: 5 to 12
Colour: Creamy White.