Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

White-faced Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna viduata) - HBW 1, p. 576

French: Dendrocygne veuf German: Witwenpfeifgans Spanish: Suirirí Cariblanco
Other common names: White-faced Tree Duck

Taxonomy: Anas viduata Linnaeus, 1766, Cartagena, Colombia.
A distinctive species, apparently most closely linked to D. autumnalis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Tropical America from Costa Rica S to N Argentina and Uruguay; Africa S of Sahara from Senegal to Ethiopia and S to South Africa; Madagascar and Comoro Is.