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Dendrocygna viduata

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White-faced whistling ducks predominantly forage at dusk and at night in small groups. The typical clear whistling calls result from the special development of their windpipes. 

Classification:

Order: ducks, geese, swans, and relatives; family: ducks, geese and swans
Along with eight other species it belongs to the subfamily of whistling ducks.           

Habitat:

Widespread at water bodies from South America to Africa.          

Reproduction:

4–13 eggs; incubation: 26–30 days                                 

Diet:

Wide diet ranging from plants to aquatic invertebrates such as snails and insects.                                        

 

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Least concern (LC)

Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)

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