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 7 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 1 year ago 3.8
An adult on the water
Locality Martin Mere, Lancashire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Andy Emmerson 18 August 2013 26 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