white-faced whistling-duck

variants: or white-faced whistling duck or less commonly white-faced tree duck

Definition of white-faced whistling-duck

: a whistling-duck (Dendrocygna viduata) of the West Indies, Central and South America, and Africa that is mostly reddish brown with the throat and front part of the head white and the neck and back part of the head black The aptly named white-faced whistling-duck (Dendocygna viduata) is often seen in large flocks …— Philip Briggs, East African Wildlife, 2008

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First Known Use of white-faced whistling-duck

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“White-faced whistling-duck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-faced%20whistling-duck. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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