Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Image of Fulvous Whistling-Duck

This gooselike, year-round resident occurs throughout much of the Florida peninsula in shallow freshwater marshes and recently flooded agricultural land. Fulvous Whistling-Ducks have gray legs, gray bills and a distinctive white rump patch visible in flight. Listen for their high-pitched, whistling flight call, which gives them their colloquial name, the "Mexican Squealer."

Recommended GFBWT sites:

East Section

South Section

 

Recommended Birding Events

  • Big O Birding Festival - March 9 - 13, 2014

For more information, including a range map and sound recording, visit The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds website.



 

Bird's habitat

They live in shallow freshwater marshes and recently flooded agricultural land in the Florida peninsula.

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