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Subfamily Dendrocygninae

The Whistling-Ducks.
The Whistling-Ducks

The Whistling-Ducks (Subfamily Dendrocygninae) are very similar in appearance to small ducks. Although it is rather easy to tell them apart once they come ashore because they stand more erect than the ducks. Also the Whistling-Ducks have longer legs and shorter tail than most ducks their size.

The Whistling-Ducks (Subfamily Dendrocygninae)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Lesser Whistling-Duck
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Spotted Whistling-Duck
Wandering Whistling-Duck
West Indian Whistling-Duck
White-faced Whistling-Duck
White-backed Duck
White-faced Whistling-Duck, one of the species in the Whistling-Ducks (Subfamily Dendrocygninae)

The eight living species of Whistling-Ducks are natural to the tropical regions in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Some of the species inhabit more than one of these continents, while others have a distribution restricted to a few islands.

Peculiar within the duck's family is that some of the species in this group spend a great deal of time resting on the branches of trees.

West Indian Whistling-Duck in the Subfamily Dendrocygninae.
West Indian Whistling-Duck, another species in the
Subfamily Dendrocygninae

Our thanks to
Gardens at Crandon Park Foundation, Miami, Florida, USA
for allowing us to take pictures in their gardens.

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