Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are unique and attractive birds. With long pink legs and a long neck, these birds cannot be confused with any other duck in their range.

Reportedly Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are doing very well of late, and are in the process of expanding their range in North American. If the number of sighting I have been hearing of this spring is any indication, then the reports are true.

These pictures come to us from Aparna Rao who photographed these Black-bellied Whistling Ducks congregating with a few Blue-winged Teal in the Village Creek Drying Bed in Arlington, Texas.

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - Doing Well

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - Doing Well

Observation Details

County Tarrant
City Arlington
Date Apr 9, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Cloudy
Habitat Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp
Type of Behavior Congregating
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Aparna Rao
Main Article Black-bellied Whistling Duck Observation Location