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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna autumnalis

Description:

A GIANT flock of these live in Hermann Park, splitting their time between the fountain, the pond, and the bayou. My photos cover the first two. I'd say I saw maybe between 70 to 100 out there today after the thunderstorm.

Habitat:

Hermann Park, but apparently seasonally in my part of Texas.

Notes:

They make the most bizarre noise - like a cross between a honk and a quack and a whistle (duh). I wasn't sure if they were geese or ducks at first!

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Houston, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.72, Long: -95.39

Spotted on Nov 4, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

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