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Dendrocygna viduata (White-faced whistling duck / Sirirí cariblanco) | by PriscillaBurcher
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Dendrocygna viduata (White-faced whistling duck / Sirirí cariblanco)

The white-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata) is a whistling duck that breeds in sub-Saharan Africa and much of South America.


The white-faced whistling duck has a peculiar disjunctive distribution, occurring in Africa and South America. It has been suggested that they may have been transported to new locations worldwide by humans. The habitat is still freshwater lakes or reservoirs, with plentiful vegetation, where this duck feeds on seeds and other plant food.


Photo taken at the AVIARIO NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA, Barú.


Colombia is the number one country in the world to have the largest varieties of birds, having about 1,876 species and almost 70 kinds that belong specially to Colombia. AVIARIO NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA has done an amazing job to show that. You see some of birds free and others in beautiful habitats. Peacocks, Toucans, Pink Flamingos, Crane Corona, Guacamayas, Pelicanos, Ducks, all types of little colorful birds Colombia is most famous for it, every imaginable birds are here.


This place is so well design, and so well taking care of, that you think some times you are in paradise!

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Taken on January 24, 2018