Photo: Courtesy of
Naturalist Guide Damon Ramsey
WANDERING WHISTLING-DUCK: Dendrocygna arcuata 54 - 60cm
They are also called 'tree ducks' due to their habit of sitting on logs and in trees rather than in the water.
They usually graze on grasses, often quite far away from water, and often at night.
Called "whistling" because of their calls and the sound of their flight.
In flight, it has short rounded wings, with trailing legs.
Has blackish crown and hind neck, and brownish-black upperparts
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