The Black-bellied Whistling Duck on the Roof - Critter 64

Friday, January 5, 2024
We heard it whistling on the roof recently. We have never heard the sound or seen the physical critter or anything like that before.


Fig 01 - The duck on the roof

The size of this critter a larger than birds which visited our neighborhood frequently. Its size about 19 inches (48.3 cm) long.

We believed that it is a kind of wild duck or wild goose. Then, the GoogleID suggested the critter is the Black-bellied whistling duck. Some of our neighbors called it as a Mexican Whistler Duck or the Squealers.

This duck has scientific name as Dendrocygna autumnalis. The duck is native to Americas (North and Latin America). In the USA, we may find this duck in the states such as Florida, Louisiana and Texas.


Fig 02 - Neighborhood, illustration only.

In the Latin America, this duck lives in the countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Paraguay, Honduras and Argentina.


Fig 03 - The black-bellied whistling duck.

In recent years, we saw the ducks have become more and more prevalent in our state, Louisiana. They might migrate from other states or countries.


Fig 04 - Sky at night, illustration.

They raid nests in trees, and we may observe the Black-bellied whistling ducks in the areas such as grassland, savannah and wetlands.


Fig 05 - Whistling from roof top.

Have you seen this kind of duck in nature?

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  1. This is the sort of duck I have yet seen before

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  2. Interesting indeed. I have not seen this kind. And on the roof! Wow, it likes high places.

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  3. I don't know of it. Thanks for the photos!

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  4. ...I've never seen ducks on a roof before!

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    1. They are on roof by random....

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  5. Spero che tu diffonda gioia e felicità ovunque tu vada tutti i 365 giorni del prossimo anno e ottenga lo stesso in cambio. Buon 2024.

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  7. Oh wow I don't think we have those here. It would be wild seeing them on a rooftop!

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  8. This is my first time to see a duck on the roof to be honest. Great shots!

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    1. me too....

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  9. Interesting information.
    I have not seen this species.

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  10. I'd be delighted to have them visit my roof! Unlikely in my part of the world, however.

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  11. Not the usual place to find a duck, but fortunate for you to see.

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  12. Hello,
    It is unusual to see a duck on a roof top. The Whistling Ducks are one of my favorites, they are so darn cute. Great sighting. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.

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  13. Lesser whistling duck visits here during the winter from islands in the Indian Ocean. They are nocturnal and can be seen dozing during the day.

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    1. great...

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  14. I think I see this duck in our pond close by but how funny to see it on a roof! Well...I never! heehee!

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  15. No, we don't have those here in the Netherlands. I enjoy reading about them, and your photos are great too. Thanks for sharing. https://momentsfrozentime.blogspot.com/

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    1. I see....

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