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Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna autumnalis

In the USA only south Texas and southeast Arizona are the only places you can expect to see this tree-nesting, dabbling duck. Their whistling call is similar to the American Wigeon, and that, along with their obvious black belly, is how they earned their name.

In most duck species pair bonds last only long enough to pass genes, leaving the hen to rear the young on her own, but these ducks are more like geese and swans, in that their pair bonding lasts a long time, perhaps the live of the birds.

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