Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)

Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown|Loc. Trinidad

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Unknown

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest USA

Age: Chicks | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Florida, USA

Identification & Behavior: ~49 cm (19.2 in). The Fulvous Whistling-Duck is mainly golden-brown with a darker back and an obvious blackish line down the back of its neck. They have whitish stripes on their flanks, a long grey bill, and long grey legs. The juveniles have paler underparts and appear generally duller, especially on the flanks. It forages in a variety of bodies of water and wetlands. The Fulvous Whistling-Duck is similar to the White-faced Whistling Duck and Black-bellied Whistling Duck.

Status: The Fulvous Whistling Duck is known to be a rare resident in Tumbes where is found in rice fields and pools and in mangrove forests. It appears to be resident in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve area with scattered sight records Amazonia and the high Andean Lakes, as well as, coastal wetlands.

Name in Spanish: Pato-Silbón Canelo.

Sub-species: Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) (Vieillot, 1816)

Meaning of Name: Dendrocygna: Gr. dendros= tree; and cygna, cygnus= related to a swan.  bicolor: L. bi = two; and color= color, bicolor = two colors.

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Distribution Map
Fulvous Whistling-DuckVoice


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.