Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Black-bellied Tree-duck, Red-billed Whistling-duck, Red-billed Tree-duck
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, Florida, USA - Jun 3, 2001 © William Hull  Colombia - Date unknown © Juan Guillermo Jaramillo  Rockport, Aransas County, Texas, USA - Feb 2, 2003 © Kent Nickell  Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, USA - Jun 12, 2004 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna  Roraima, Brazil - Jul, 2001 © Arthur Grosset 
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Ex. sc. North America, Central America, nw. to c. and se. South America;
(1) Ex. s. United States (s. Texas, sc. Arizona), both e. and w. slopes of Mexico (Tamaulipas to the Yucatan Peninsula and Cozumel Is., and s. Sonora to Chiapas), West Indies (Lesser Antilles: Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Barbados, Mustique, Grenada), Belize, Guatemala (Samala River Delta near La Avellana), El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Tempisque Basin, Rio Frio District) and w. Panama ( s. Cocle near Aguadulce, Santa Maria marshes of Herrera, coastal Veraguas).
(2) E. Panama, Colombia (w. of the Andes in the Cauca Valley to Valle and e. of the Andes to Hacienda la Corocora, w. Meta, s. Boyaca to Sabana de Bogota, s. Meta and Mitu, Vaupes) and s. to El Oro and Quito, w. Ecuador, Venezuela (Puerto Ayacucho, s. to n. Amazonas and Margarita Is.), Trinidad, Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire), Guyana, Surinam, Guiana to e. Ecuador, e. Peru (Junin), n. and e. Bolivia (Cochabamba), and e. and s. Brazil from Amapa, Para, Bahia (Chapada Diamantina, Lago de Sobradinho, Rio San Francisco) s. to Rio Grande do Sul and w. to Mato Grosso), Paraguay, nw. Argentina (Jujuy and Salta to Tucuman and nw. Santiago del Estero).
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: s. TEX in the Rio Grande Delta upriver to Rio Grande City and n. locally to Corpus Christi, se. ARZ;
Winter: ex. s. TEX and occasionally se. ARZ.


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


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