Black bellied whistling ducks are also known as the white-faced tree duck and the black-bellied tree duck. There are eight different species of whistling duck, named for their high-pitched whistling contact call. Unlike other ducks, black-bellied whistling duck spend a lot of time on the ground and in trees. Although they naturally nest in tree cavities, these ducks have been known to lay their eggs in barns or chimneys. Major threats for their survival are hunting, draining of wetlands, and pesticides polluting the water.
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Location: This animal is not on exhibit. It is part of our educational collection and may only be seen in programs inside or outside of the zoo.
Arrived at EPZ: Marvin- 11/21/2018