West Indian Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna arborea) - HBW 1, p. 576
French: Dendrocygne à bec noir
Spanish: Suirirí Yaguaza
Other common names: West Indian/Cuban/Black-billed Tree Duck, Black-billed/Cuban Whistling-duck
Taxonomy: Anas arborea Linnaeus, 1758, America = Jamaica.
Despite its quite different plumage pattern, perhaps most closely related to D. viduata. Hybridization in captivity with D. eytoni recorded. Monotypic.
Distribution: Bahamas, Greater Antilles and N Lesser Antilles to Martinique.
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VideosSee all 12 videos
An individual feeding on the infrutescence of a Royal Palm. Botanical Gardens Santo Domingo. Locality Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
DAVID ASCANIO 3 March 2010 3 years ago 21 sec 4.3
an individual at the botanical gardens Locality Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
DAVID ASCANIO 10 April 2011 2 years ago 28 sec 4.3
A group of birds walking & calling, then swimming, then standing & drinking; the chicks are Mallards Locality Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Joe Angseesing 24 October 2008 4 years ago 44 sec 4
A bird standing in the water, preening and drinking Locality National Aviary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2001 6 years ago 23 sec 3.6
Two birds walking next to a water treatment pond Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2004 8 years ago 32 sec 3.1
Three birds on the ground and flying away Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2004 8 years ago 10 sec 3.1
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An adult bird on a lawn.
Locality Blackbrook Zoological Park, Winkhill, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 20 June 2009 50 weeks ago 3.8
An adult on the water
Locality Martin Mere, Lancashire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Andy Emmerson 18 August 2013 13 weeks ago 3.7
A single individual perched atop the infrutescence of a Royal Palm
Locality Botanical Garden, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
DAVID ASCANIO 19 April 2010 3 years ago 3.5
Locality Jamaica (Monotypic species)
Leen van Ginkel 2 years ago 3.4
Locality Moscow Zoo, Moscow, Western Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 2 June 2009 3 years ago 3.4
A flock seen at dusk.
Locality Treasure Beach, Cornwall County, Jamaica (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 9 March 2012 1 year ago 3