Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Fulvous Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) - HBW 1, p. 575

French: Dendrocygne fauve German: Gelbbrust Pfeifgans Spanish: Suirirí Bicolor
Other common names: Fulvous Tree Duck, Large Whistling Teal

Taxonomy: Anas bicolor Vieillot, 1816, Paraguay.
Forms superspecies with D. arcuata. Hybridization with D. arcuata and D. eytoni reported in captivity. Population of S USA and N Mexico has been assigned separate race helva, but doubtfully valid. Monotypic.

Distribution: S USA southwards to N and E South America, as far as N Argentina; Africa S of Sahara from Senegal to Ethiopia S to South Africa and Madagascar; Indian Subcontinent E to Burma.