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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck is a large, gooselike duck with a long neck, long legs, and short tail. In flight, look for their broad wings, long neck, and hunched back.

    Relative Size

    About the size of a Cattle Egret; slightly larger than a Fulvous Whistling-Duck.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 18.5-20.1 in (47-51 cm)
      • Weight: 23.0-36.0 oz (652-1020 g)