French: Dendrocygne fauve German: Gelbbrust-Pfeifgans Spanish: Suirirí bicolor
Other common names:
Fulvous Tree Duck
Patchily distributed from S USA to N & E South America S as far as N Argentina; sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal E to Ethiopia and S to South Africa, and Madagascar; Indian Subcontinent E to Myanmar; also recorded in S Vietnam, where probably accidental.
45–53 cm; male 440–1050 g, female 500–1000 g. Uppertail-coverts whitish. Female slightly duller and smaller. Larger than D. arcuata. Juvenile... read more
Vocalizations include squealing whistle upon taking flight, a high-pitched bisyllabic “pit-tu”, “... read more
Various types of marshy habitats and swamps in open, flat terrain, including both freshwater and... read more
Food and feeding
Almost entirely vegetarian, especially rice; also feeds on other seeds and fruits (Nymphoides indica, Ambrosia maritima... read more
Season largely determined by water availability; lays mid May–Aug in North America and largely coincides with wet season in... read more
Mostly sedentary but subject to seasonal movements according to availability of water and food, e.g... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Continental populations most recently (late 1990s) estimated at 1,000,000 in Americas (where considered to be in decline, although populations have... read more
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