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:
- Circle B Bar Reserve
- T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area
- Lake Apopka Restoration Area: Clay Island Tract
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.
They live in shallow freshwater marshes and recently flooded agricultural land in the Florida peninsula.