Animals Birds

Animals Birds

White-faced Whistling Duck


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Dendrocygna viduata
PROFILE:

These sleek-looking birds have longer necks and longer legs than other ducks, and they make a whistling noise instead of quacking. They are crepuscular, which means you will see them eating and being more active at dusk and at dawn. As you stroll through the A.D. Martin, Jr. Forest Aviary, look for them sitting on the log over the pool or sitting in the trees near the platform.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Anseriformes (ducks, geese, and swans)
NATIVE TO:
Africa, Madagascar, South America, and parts of the Caribbean
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern; however, listed as endangered in some states throughout its range
DIET:
Omnivore
LIFESPAN:
Up to 12 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Flocks; pairs when nesting and raising offspring
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