Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Other Names: Black-bellied Tree Duck

Distribution: lowlands of Central and South America.

Black-bellied Tree-Duck distribution range map

Description:

Size: 48-53 cm in length with a 85-95 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults are mainly chestnut and black with a red bill and pink legs. A large white wing patch is visible in flight. Juveniles are similar but much duller overall. The eyes are black with white eyerings.

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
florida
georgia
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
louisiana
maryland
mexico
michigan
minnesota
missouri
nebraska
nevada
new jersey
new mexico
north carolina
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
south carolina
tennessee
texas
virginia
west virginia
wisconsin
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
soaring
Markings
bold
head
streaks
tailbands
Sounds
clear
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
riparianorriverforest
lakes rivers ponds
fields
Oceans
Marshes
Color
black
blackandwhite
brown
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern