Range/Habitat: White-faced Whistling Ducks are found in tropical regions of African and South America (as well as parts of Central America). They prefer open water with little emergent vegetation.
Behavior: They are named for their unique whistle and white face. They are both aquatic and terrestrial social ducks and spend much of the daytime in large flocks. Their main feeding strategy is dabbling but they will also swim underwater and catch food as surfacing. Occasionally, they will dive underwater to feed on aquatic plants.
Breeding: These ducks breed during the wet season in their respective habitat. They nest on the ground in long grasses, sometimes in the fork of a tree, and in South America have been known to nest in tree hollows. Females lay 8-12 eggs per clutch.
Conservation: Listing: Least Concern. White-faced Whistling Ducks adapt very well to man made waterbodies and have no known major threats to their populations.