Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks Set Record

June 11, 2014

Breaking the previous record of one of the birds seen in 2008, no less than 13 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks paid a visit to Bermuda on June 7, according to the Bermuda Audubon Society.

A post on social media from the Society said, “Extraordinary record of 13 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks today on Port Royal GC, Bermuda. There is one previous record of a single bird in 2008.”

Photo by Andrew Dobson of the Bermuda Audubon Society:

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According to AllAboutBirds, “The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck is a boisterous duck with a brilliant pink bill and an unusual, long-legged silhouette. In places like Texas and Louisiana, watch for noisy flocks of these gaudy ducks dropping into fields to forage on seeds, or loafing on golf course ponds.

“Listen for them, too — these ducks really do have a whistle for their call. Common south of the United States, Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks occur in several southern states and are expanding northward.”

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  1. Always Watching says:

    Good eating !!! :)