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White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): White-faced Whistling Duck, White-faced Whistling-duck, White-faced Tree-duck
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Madagascar - Aug, 1997 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Roraima, Brazil - Jul, 2001 © Arthur Grosset  Tanzania - Sep, 1999 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Botswana - Aug, 2002 © Tom Stephenson 
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S. Central America and lowland tropical South America; Africa s. of the Sahara and Madagascar;
Two populations;
Central America from nw. Costa Rica (Guanacaste, Gulf of Nicoya area, Tempisque and Bebedero basins), e. Panama (Canal Zone, Rio Pacora, Rio La Jagua) and in South America from n. and e. Colombia (Caribbean lowlands from the Sinu Valley e. to Cienaga Grande and Guajira in the Magdalena Valley s. to Santander, then from Norte de Santander, n. Boyaca, Cundinamarca to Hacienda la Corocora, w. Meta, w. Caqueta, Vaupes and n. Amazonas), Venezuela (Zulia, Tachira, Merida and Apure n. of the Orinoco to Sucre and Monagas), the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Curacao), Trinidad (Caroni Swamp), Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, Brazil (Bahia, Chapada Diamantina), Ecuador, e. Peru, n. and e. Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz), Paraguay, Uruguay, ne. Argentina (s. to Cordoba and n. Buenos Aires). In Africa from s. Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, c. Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, c. Niger, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, s. Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, s. Sudan (n. to Wadi Halfa), Ethiopia, Eritrea, s. Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia (Luangwa Valley), Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia (s. to Windhoek) to e. South Africa (as far s. as the Umtata River, Halseton in the ne. Cape Province, s. Transvaal). Madagascar and the Comoro Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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