Feisty White-faced Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

Last year, during my trip to the Chobe River in Botswana, I saw flocks of white-faced whistling-ducks. In one of the series that I took of the ducks were two ducks fighting and only processed one image.

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Recently I have been going through my images from the Chobe again. I found a whole series of the white-faced whistling ducks fighting. Before I showed those images let me give you some information about these ducks.

The whistling ducks’ name comes from their high-it’s whistling calls. They are also known as tree ducks because of their habit of perching on branches. These ducks have an interesting range they are found in tropical parts of Central and South America along with Africa. They live in freshwater habitats preferring wetlands an open country with motor sandbars and a rich variety of emergent vegetation for nesting. These ducks are mainly active at night, and during the day they are gregarious spends most the time thing over, and flocks around water are in marshy areas. They feed on grass, seeds, and aquatic mollusks. They breed at the beginning of the local rainy season and will nest in solitary peers, small groups, or lose colonies the nest consists of a simple depression in the ground among long grasses a reed beds over or near water. And South America, they also will nest in open crevices and trees.

They are related to two species of whistling-ducks found in the southern United States; fulvous whistling-duck, and black-bellied whistling duck.

White-faced Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

The series.

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White-faced Whistling-Duck-Dendrocygna-viduata
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White-faced-Whistling-Duck-Dendrocygna-viduata

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