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Whistling Duck Identification

Whistling Duck photos

There are eight species of Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna) including the Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Lesser Whistling Duck, Plumed Whistling Duck, Spotted Whistling Duck, Wandering Whistling Duck, West Indian Whistling Duck, and the White-faced Whistling Duck.

The Whistling Ducks have a long neck, long legs, and a hunched appearance. The male and female have a similar plumage and have black underwings. They also have distinctive whistling calls.

Click on the Duck photographs to enlarge them or if you click on the Duck's name then it will take you to another page with information, more photos, and sometimes a video of that particular Duck.



Black-bellied Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Photo: Dave Key


Fulvous Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Bicolor)
Photo: Dave Key


Lesser Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Javanica)
Photo: Dave Key

Plumed Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Photo: Dave Key

Spotted Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Guttata)
Photo: Dave Key

Wandering Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Arcuata)
Photo: Dave Key

West Indian Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Arborea)
Photo: Dave Key

White-faced Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Viduata)
Photo: Dave Key


Black-bellied Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Photo: Dave Key


Fulvous Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Bicolor)
Photo: Dave Key


Lesser Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Javanica)
Photo: Dave Key

Plumed Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Photo: Dave Key

Spotted Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Guttata)
Photo: Dave Key

Wandering Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Arcuata)
Photo: Dave Key

West Indian Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Arborea)
Photo: Dave Key

White-faced Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Viduata)
Photo: Dave Key