White Faced Whistling Duck

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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.

Conservation Status: Least Concern
Least Concern - LC

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Here are a few 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.

Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over $7.00

Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact Us

Phone: 805.461.5080

Email us at info@charlespaddockzoo.org

zooeducation@atascadero.org

 

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