Biologists recognize two subpopulations of black-bellies. The northern population breeds from central Texas through coastal Mexico and Central America. The southern population breeds from Panama south into Argentina.
How can you tell if a black-bellied whistling duck is male or female?
Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck Identification
Male and female black-bellied whistling-ducks look similar. The bill is red or reddish-pink and shows a gray nail on the tip. The face, chin, and throat are grayish-white, and there is a prominent white eye ring.
Can you shoot Whistling-Ducks?
While New South Wales does not currently have a declared duck season, hunters should still be aware of the recognised species if participating in the Native Game Bird Management Program. The species which can be legally hunted as part of this program are as follows: … Grass (or Plumed) Whistling Duck.
Are Whistling-Ducks aggressive?
Whistling ducks are sociable though aggressive. The sexes are nearly identical in plumage and behaviour, which includes mutual preening in some species. … Although several species nest in hollow trees, ground sites are more often used.