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

CountyTarrant
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CityArlington
DateApr 9, 2013
Time of DayMorning
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherCloudy
HabitatWater-Bog/Marsh/Swamp
Type of BehaviorCongregating
GenderUncertain
MaturityAdult
ObserverAparna Rao