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    Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Identification

    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)