White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-duck, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Brazil

This bird is found in tropical South America and Africa south of the Sahara. It does not migrate across the Atlantic Ocean so the separation may have taken place when the two continents were much closer together or it may have been a small group of birds colonising one continent from the other.

White-faced Whistling-duck, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image The white face is distinctive and unlike any other duck. It has a very erect posture.

It can be found in wetlands normally within the tropics and feeds on vegetation, seeds, fruits and small invertebrates.

There are more photos on the Black-bellied Whistling-duck page.

White-faced Whistling-duck, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
White-faced Whistling-duck, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
White-faced Whistling-duck, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
White-faced Whistling-duck, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
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