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White-Faced Whistling Duck - Explore | by Kris Webb (Formerly Kris W on Ipernity)
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White-Faced Whistling Duck - Explore

The white-faced whistling duck is a whistling duck that breeds in sub-Saharan Africa and much of South America. This species is gregarious, and at favored sites, the flocks of a thousand or more birds arriving at dawn are an impressive sight. As the name implies, these are noisy birds with a clear three-note whistling call. The white-faced whistling duck has a peculiar disjunctive distribution, occurring in Africa and South America. It has been suggested that they may have been transported to new locations worldwide by humans. The habitat is still freshwater lakes or reservoirs, with plentiful vegetation, where this duck feeds on seeds and other plant food. Taken at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Cropped only; otherwise untouched

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Taken on May 16, 2015