Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Fulvous Tree Duck) Dendrocygna bicolor

A few records from southern Europe may possibly relate to genuine vagrants from Africa but the vast majority of records in most of Europe relate to birds that have escaped from captivity.

Note that other species of Whistling-Duck can appear rather similar and in captivity they readily hybridise with one another.

The first set of birds below are wild birds in Africa but the rest are captive birds in the UK.

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Fulvous Whistling-Ducks, Lake Chilwa (Malawi), 15th May 2011

 

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captive Fulvous Whistling-Ducks, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 16th April 2011 - the three on the left are all one bird and the three on the right are all a different bird

 

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captive Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 28th February 2009

 

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captive Fulvous Whistling-Ducks, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 6th October 2012

 

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captive Fulvous Whistling-Ducks, Pensthorpe (Norfolk, UK), 9th March 2014