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Dendrocygna bicolor (Fulvous Whistling-Duck; Fulvous Whistling Duck)

Synonyms: Dendrocygna bicolor helva
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The fulvous whistling duck or fulvous tree duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) is a whistling duck that breeds across the world's tropical regions in much of Mexico and South America, the West Indies, the southern US, sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent. It has mainly reddish brown plumage, long legs and a long grey bill, and shows a distinctive white band across its black tail in flight. Like other members of its ancient lineage, it has a whistling call which is given in flight or on the ground. The preferred habitat is shallow lakes, paddy fields or other wetlands with plentiful vegetation.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
12
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
31
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.1615
EDGE Score: 2.41247

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.667 lbs (756 g)
Birth Weight [3]  27 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Freshwater marshes, Agricultural
Wintering Geography [2]  Widespread Neotropical
Wintering Habitat [2]  Freshwater marshes, Agricultural, Coastal saltmarshes
Diet [4]  Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [4]  20 %
Diet - Plants [4]  60 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [4]  80 %
Forages - Underwater [4]  20 %
Female Maturity [3]  1 year
Male Maturity [3]  1 year
Clutch Size [5]  10
Clutches / Year [3]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  930,000
Incubation [3]  25 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  11 years 2 months

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Predators

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[7]

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Range Map

Distribution

Africa; Middle America; North America; South America; Southern Asia;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hohman, WL and SA Lee. 2001. Fulvous Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna bicolor). In The Birds of North America, No. 562 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License