Duck, White-Faced Whistling

Duck, White-Faced Whistling

Dendrocygna viduata

Vital Statistics


14 - 18 inches


17.5 - 29 ounces


Grass, seeds, and aquatic mollusks.


Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Costa Rica to northern Argentina and Uruguay; also parts of Africa.

At The Zoo

Faces of the Rainforest

Did You Know?

In response to seasonal fluctuations in food and water availability, the white-faced whistling-duck may undertake short migrations and travel as far as 300 miles in search of favorable foraging grounds.