adult; no sexual dimorphism (Costa Rica; 2006-04-08)

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Dendrocygna autumnalis

Native Range: North america and Latin America

Notes: social goose-like ducks with rather llong legs and upright posture; graze on grasslands or by tippingup in shallow ponds; call constantly when in flight.

pair (Panama; 2008-05-24)

large white wing patches in flight (Panama; 2008-06-06)

statuesque (Panama; 2008-05-28)

pair (Texas, USA; 2006-04-08)
pinkish bill and feet (Panama; 2008-06-06) pair, dorsal view (Panama; 2008-06-06)
pair in flight (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04) flock (Mexico; 2011-03-13)
larger flock (Mexico; 2011-03-13) head portrait (Arizona Zoo, USA; 2012-04-29)
flock in flight; note the white wing patches (Costa Rica; 2008-11-08)