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Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis

Description:

They have long legs that allow them to not have to waddle. It also helps them perch, as they can actually nest in trees. I flipped when I saw their cute pink beak! (Makes them look like they are wearing lipstick.) And, unlike the other ducks I am used to, these guys make a kind of a whistle, hence they are called Black-bellied Whistling Duck. They have become more common in our area in the last two years for some reason.

Notes:

OK, you're looking at me funny and you're a duck on a telephone wire?

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dcslaugh
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dcslaugh

Bradenton, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2015
Submitted on Oct 28, 2015

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