Bird of the Month June: Black-bellied Whistling Duck

June

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Scientific name: Dendrocygna autumnalis

Spanish name: Pato Silbón Vientre Negro

Status: Least Concern (IUCN red list of endangered species)

Habitat and behaviour:

Fairly common to common in lowland marshes, ponds, lakes, and seasonally flooded savanna like the habitats of Barba Azul Nature Reserve. Also to be found in agicultural areas to Cochabamba. Feeds in shallow water nd dry areas away from water.

The birds form monogamous pairs, incubate eggs in common nests and both parents are involved in raising the chick.

 

 

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