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White-faced Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna viduata


Medium sized dark-brown duck with a diagnostic white face. It sports dark-chestnut brown chest and finely barred flanks. Most often, it stands erect, and reaches approx 45 cm in height


This is a common duck in sub-Saharan Africa, and found in swampy grounds, lagoons and lakes and adjacent grasslands. Here, observed on swampy grounds (pic N°5) in mixed flocks of egrets and herons on their nesting ground and during nesting season. Nesting ground is a marsh (pic 6) in urban environment of one of the bigger towns (Port Harcourt) in Nigeria.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Lat: 4.80, Long: 7.04

Spotted on Oct 20, 2018
Submitted on Oct 31, 2018

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