White Faced Whistling Duck
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White Faced Whistling Duck

White Faced Whistling Ducks are sleek-looking birds with longer necks and legs than other ducks, and they make a whistling noise instead of quacking. They are crepuscular, which means you will see them eating and being more active at dusk and at dawn. This species is gregarious, and at favoured sites, the flocks of a thousand or more birds arriving at dawn are an impressive sight.

These ducks live throughout South America, sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the Caribbean and Central America. Its diet consists of grasses, aquatic seeds of water-lilies, rice, pondweeds, and tubers, as well as aquatic invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and insects.

Fun Facts

  • Unlike most waterfowl, White Faced Whistling Ducks often perch in branches and are known as tree ducks.
  • When alarmed, these ducks stand straight and freeze.
  • They are fast swimmers, but do not dive except for food.

About Our White Faced Whistling Ducks

You may spot our White Faced Whistling Ducks in our large walk-through aviary.

Conservation Status:
Least Concern
Extinct Threatened Least
White Faced Whistling Duck

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