White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Unknown

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Brazil

Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Brasil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lago dos Patos, Brasil

Identification & Behavior: ~45.5 cm (18 in). Sexes alike. The White-faced Whistling Duck is mainly brown with shades of black and gray, fine barring on the sides, chestnut breast and lower neck and conspicuous white face and crown. The juvenile is mostly rich brown without the white face of the adult. See Fulvous Whistling Duck, and Black-bellied Whistling Duck.

Status: The White-faced Whistling Duck is poorly known in Peru. Old records come from Amazonia and coastal Peru. More recent reports of sightings come from the Puerto Maldonado area in Southeast Peru.

Name in Spanish: Pato-Silbón de Cara Blanca.

Sub-species: White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) (Linnaeus, 1766).

Meaning of Name: Dendrocygna: Gr. dendros= tree; and cygna, cygnus= related to a swan. viduata: L. viduata, viduare, viduus = widow in mourning, mourning.

See more of the Family Anatidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
White-faced 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.