black-bellied whistling-duck

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 Jefferies, Bradenton (Florida) Herald, 21 Feb. 2011

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Black-bellied whistling-duck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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