Black-Bellied Tree Ducks are also commonly known as Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, or sometimes just Whistling Duck. In the wild, they mostly breed in southernmost United States, tropical Central America, and south-central South America. They are an unusual and highly distinctive breed of duck, having a long head, long legs, peculiar appearance and odd habits. åÊGet a juvenile pair of these beautiful birds with our Black-Bellied Tree Duck Pairs.
The female and male of this duck species are quite similar in appearance; having a long red bill, black belly and tail, and chestnut brown body plumage and neck plumage. The face and upper neck area of the Black-Bellied Tree Duck are gray, and they have a distinctive white eye ring.
The Black-Bellied Tree Ducks are a talkative breed that form large flocks when not breeding. They usually like to nest in tall trees nearby shallow freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes. They also like to live around cultivated land with vegetation where they will feed on leftover seed and plant food. They’re ideal environment is around tree-lined bodies of water.