Outside Animals

White-Faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata


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

Diet at 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