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Black Bellied/Red Billed Whistling Whistling Ducks

The Black-bellied Whistling Duck was also formerly called the Black-bellied Tree Duck. These ducks pair up for many years and both parents raise their young together. As the name suggests this is a noisy bird with a whistling call especially in flight.

The Black-bellied Whistling Duck has a chestnut brown crown, nape, lower neck, breast, and back, with a pale brown-grey face and upper neck, a white eye-ring, long red beak with blue tip, underparts and tail are black, wings are white with black primary feathers and brown wing coverts, and its long legs are pink. Both sexes are similar.


Typical Adult is 48-53cm (22-26in).


Mainly aquatic vegetation, seeds, rice, grain, also occasional molluscs, and insects.


Shallow lakes, marshes, ponds, cultivated land, and reservoirs in south USA to central and south America. It is not precisely known the extent that southern populations migrate northwards.


April to October in USA, and September in Brazil.


12 to 16 (whitish colour).

River Cottage's collection of Whistling Ducks changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock



£140 per pair

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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details