Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendroygna autumnalis)

The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck is found in flocks taking residence around small ponds and lakes. At dusk, they usually flock to the air, making circular trajectories and a lot of noise, and finally descending again into their watery home. Their calls are very high pitched and loud. Their necks are very flexible, so when resting, they normally turn their heads back and tuck they into the middle of their wings; they also like to stand up in one foot, with the other one hidden inside their belly feathers.. Their bills are characteristically pink, as well as their legs. Juveniles are duller and have brownish bills instead.

 

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Adult - Dendrocygna autumnalis - Piche Careto, Adulto (6)

This species is a very common sight at lagoons around residential areas. They become accustomed to people and are very approachable

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Adult - Dendrocygna autumnalis - Piche Careto, Adulto (7)

A close up portrait during sunrise

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Adult - Dendrocygna autumnalis - Piche Careto, Adulto

Portrait with an elongated neck, a pose for watching if there is any danger

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Adult - Dendrocygna autumnalis - Piche Careto, Adulto (2)

Like most ducks, this species can be found near any stream or pond of water

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Adult - Dendrocygna autumnalis - Piche Careto, Adulto (3)

Very commonly, the ducks raise one of their legs and balance on the other one

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Adult - Dendrocygna autumnalis - Piche Careto, Adulto (5)

In small ponds and streams, these ducks will partially submerge to grab something to eat

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