20 December, 2010

Black-bellied Whistling-duck

Scientific Name: Dendrocygna autumnalis

Range / Habitat: Found year-round on inland wetlands from both slopes of Mexico, through Central America and down to south-central South America. Rarely found in the southern US.

Field Notes: Distinctive duck in its region. Neck and legs long. Head grey. Neck, chest and back rufous. Belly black and prominent white patch in wings.

Personal Notes: Tend to hang out on farmland.

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