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Where do whistling ducks come from?

The black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), formerly called the black-bellied tree duck, is a whistling duck that breeds from the southernmost United States and tropical Central to south-central South America.

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Considering this, how do you attract a whistling duck?

In some areas (such as coastal Texas), feeding of this species has become popular, with landowners tossing out corn near ponds to attract hundreds of whistling-ducks.

One may also ask, where do Blackbelly whistling ducks live? In the United States, they winter primarily in southern coastal Texas. Black-bellied whistling duck are widespread and common in Central America and South America south to northern Argentina (Scott and Carbonell, 1986).

Thereof, why do ducks whistle?

Unlike most species of waterfowl, fulvous and black-bellied whistling ducks do not add down to their nest bowls. Scientists have also observed that fulvous whistling ducks do not cover their eggs when they depart the nest to feed, possibly because of the high temperatures occurring on their southern breeding grounds.

What does a whistling duck look like?

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks are dark overall: a chestnut breast and black belly are set off by a bright-pink bill and legs, grayish face, and broad white wing stripe, also visible in flight. Immatures are duller than adults, with a dark bill, pale breast, and mottled black belly.

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