West Indian Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna arborea)

FUN FACT

West Indian Whistling Ducks are primarily nocturnal -- active only at night. They make their nests in cavities in hollow trees.

Distribution

Widely scattered throughout the West Indies.

Habitat

Mangrove swamps.

Diet

Plants, including the fruit of the Royal Palm.

Breeding

Status

Under Threat

At the Aviary

See the West Indian Whistling Duck in our Wetlands of the Americas exhibit.