fulvous whistling-duck

noun

variants or fulvous whistling duck or less commonly fulvous tree duck
: a chiefly yellowish to reddish brown widespread whistling-duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) typically of tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, Asia, and Africa that is most active at night
A fulvous whistling-duck—an incredibly rare species in Indiana—has been reported at Goose Pond …Dawn Hewitt, Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana), 4 July 2010
And we spotted a couple alligators, a green-back heron, several flocks of lingering waterfowl including a flight of fulvous whistling ducksCorpus Christi (Texas) Caller Times, 3 May 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fulvous whistling-duck was in 1872

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“Fulvous whistling-duck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulvous%20whistling-duck. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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