Black-bellied Whistling Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis

Look familiar? Although a vast majority of the black-bellied whistling duck population lives south of the U.S. border, we’re lucky enough to have some resident breeders here in Brevard County!

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ORIGIN:
Central and South America

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HABITAT:
Wetlands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
23-36 oz
Length: 20 in

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DIET:
Seeds and small invertebrates

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PREDATORS:
Owls and large fish

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NATURAL DEFENSES:

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REPRODUCTION:
25-30 day incubation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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