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West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea)

West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea)

West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea)

Class: Aves
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: West Indian Whistling-Duck
Genus: Dendrocygna
Species Name: arborea

About The West Indian Whistling-Duck

The West Indian whistling-duck is considered a non-migratory bird and is active at night and at dusk and dawn. By day, single birds, pairs or flocks with up to 100 individuals come together to roost and occasionally feed in mangroves and swampy areas. At dusk they fly to other areas to feed in small flocks and return to their roost-sites just before dawn (2).  Nests are made between palm fronds, in clumps of bromeliads, on branches or in tree-cavities, though in Antigua they are built by scraping a shallow ditch in the ground and lining it with leaves (5). Pairs breed throughout the year, but there are peaks in the summer months (2).

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Trips Where Observed

Dominican Republic

Member Lifelists

North America

Sites Where Observed


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