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    Fulvous Whistling-Duck

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    Fulvous Whistling-Duck

    Dendrocygna bicolor
    • ORDER: Anseriformes
    • FAMILY: Anatidae
    Basic Description

    One of the most widespread species of waterfowl in the world, the Fulvous Whistling-Duck has a limited distribution in the southern United States. Its mostly seed-based diet makes it fond of rice-growing areas.

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    Other Names
    • Suirir√≠ Bicolor (Spanish)
    • Dendrocygne fauve (French)
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