upright stance; chestnut head and underparts (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Fulvous Whistling Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor

Native Range: Africa, Oriental Region, and the Americas

Notes: like all whistling ducks, this species has an upright stance with relatively long legs for a duck; groups often gather together and stand at the edges of ponds or sometimes even in trees; this species has a wide distribution, occurring in both the New World and some parts of the Old World; no sexual dimorphism.

blackish back; blue-grey legs; white flank stripes (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

occasionally swims as well as stands (South Africa; 2007-06-30)