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White-Faced Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna viduata

NATURAL HABITAT
The white-faced whistling duck lives in a variety of wetland areas. They prefer bodies of freshwater with plentiful vegetation.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Seeds, insects and fruit
IN THE ZOO – Fruit, vegetables and specially formulated grain

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Most vocal in the morning and evening
  • Use different whistles for different situations
  • Sometimes congregate in very large flocks numbering well into the thousands
  • Nest on stick platforms near the ground
  • Also called white-faced tree ducks, because they rest in trees