... Taxonomy in detail
Scientific name Dendrocygna arcuata
Authority (Horsfield, 1824)
English Wandering Whistling-duck, Wandering Whistling Duck, Wandering Whistling-Duck
Taxonomic sources del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK. ...
LC Wandering Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arcuata
... Trend justification
This species has suffered marked declines locally and is considered extinct in parts of its former range. Main threats are loss of suitable habitat owing to agricultural and urban development (del Hoyo et al. 1992). ...
Scientific Name: Dendrocygna arcuata
Featured bird groups: Water birds
Atlas Number: 204
What does it look like?
The Wandering Whistling-Duck is a large duck with rich red-brown plumage overall, with a paler face, front of neck and upper breast. There is a dark stripe on the crown of head, nape and back of neck. The bill and legs are dark. There are elongated flank plumes, which are off-white with chestnut edges. In flight, the dark underwings, cinnamon and chestnut underbody, white undertail and trailing dark legs are seen. ...
Taxonomy ID: 8872 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid8872)
Genbank common name: wandering whistling-duck
NCBI BLAST name: birds
Rank: species ...
Anseriformes > Anatidae
... Medium-sized dark whistling-duck with cream-colored flank plumes. Unlike Plumed Whistling-Duck, these plumes do not stick out and appear painted on the flanks. Often in smaller flocks around lakes, ponds, and dams. As the name suggests, note whistling call. ...