Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

About the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Also known as: Autumnal Tree Duck, Black-bellied Tree Duck, Grey-breasted Tree Duck, Red-billed Whistling-Duck
The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck is a striking species of duck with a pleasing mix of black, white, and chestnut to its plumage, plus a bright pink-orange bill and feet.

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks nest in tree cavities and will use nest boxes. They can often be found perching in trees. Black-bellieds are one of eight species of whistling ducks in the world. Birds in this family is sometimes called "tree ducks". These birds are generally gregarious and are named for their distinctive whistling calls.

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks are a New World species, found in large parts of South America, as well as in coastal parts of Central America and in the south and southeast of the United States.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 06 December 2019
Scientific Name
Dendrocygna autumnalis
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Dendrocygna
  • D. autumnalis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 26 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
18.5 to 20.1 inches
23 to 36 ounces


International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Asa-branca
Chinese (汉语) 黑腹树鸭
Czech (Cesky) husička podzimní
Danish (Dansk) Sortbuget Træand
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwartbuikfluiteend
Finnish (Suomi) punaviheltäjäsorsa
French (Français) Dendrocygne à ventre noir
German (Deutsch) Rotschnabel-Pfeifgans
Italian (Italiano) Dendrocigna pancianera
Japanese (日本語) アカハシリュウキュウガモ [akahashiryuukyuugamo]
Norwegian (Norsk) Rødnebbplystreand
Polish (Polski) drzewica czarnobrzucha
Portuguese (Português) Marreca-cabocla
Russian (русский язык) Осенняя утка
Spanish (Español) Suirirí Piquirrojo
Swedish (Svenska) svartbukig visseland
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