black-bellied whistling-duck

noun
variants: or black-bellied whistling duck or less commonly black-bellied tree duck

Definition of black-bellied whistling-duck

:a chiefly nocturnal whistling-duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) of the southwestern U.S. that has a red bill and pinkish legs and typically perches in trees
  • black-bellied whistling-ducks dine at night on grain, seeds, insects and mollusks, and shoots found in shallow water.
  • —Grant JefferiesBradenton (Florida) Herald21 Feb. 2011

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First Known Use of black-bellied whistling-duck

1981


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