Black-bellied Whistling Duck (2 photos)

These Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were photographed on the Pearl River just north of New Orleans. Named for the whistling sound of their call, until recently these ducks were known as “Black-bellied Tree Ducks.” They do nest in trees. I found little love for them in New Orleans, were residents are concerned the whistling ducks are taking over Wood Duck habitat.

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