Juvenile- Duck Black Bellied Tree- ANI

Product No. ADLT-BBT

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Black-bellied Tree Duck- (Warm Climate)The whistling-ducks were formerly known as tree-ducks, but only a few, such as the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck actually perch or nest in trees. They look most like ducks, but their lack of sexual dimorphism, relatively long-term pair bonds, and lack of complex pair-forming behavior more resembles geese and swans.(According to Wild fowl of the world book they will associate well with Fulvous Ducks)Other Names-Whistling ducks, Siffleur bec rouge, Siffleur narines jaunes, Dendrocygne ventre noir (French) Pichich, Pijiji, Pichichil, Pichihuili, Yaguasa, Pato chiflador, Pato maizal, Pixixi (SpanishAdult Description-Medium-sized duck, Long neck, Long, pink legs, Chest and back rufous, Face gray, Bill red, Belly black, Large white patch on back of wings. Both Sexes= Length 18.5-20.1 in Weight 23-26 ozImmature Description-Immature like adult, but duller and more grayish brown, with gray bill and feet, and mostly gray belly with some black spots.Nest Description-They usually nest in tree cavity, without lining. Sometimes use a scrape on ground or shallow bowl of woven grasses, with thick vegetation overhead, such as cactus. Uses nest boxes.Nesting Facts-Clutch Size9-18 eggsEgg DescriptionWhiteCondition at HatchingDowny young leave the nest soon after hatching.Habitat-MarshesBehavior- DabblerFood-Aquatic plants, grass, grain, insects, and mollusksInformation found at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-bellied_Whistling-Duck/lifehistory/ac#at_nesting5/21: Answered questions from Gary/ANI:1. between the black bellied & the white faced tree ducks is there a difference in the length of their legsANSWER: yes but only a little, the white faced tree duck is small than the black bellied tree duck2. if David were to order 2 pair (1 pair each) of these ducks would the shipping be cheeperANSWER: yes ( not sure so don't quote me but Gary said add 10 more $$ for the 4 ducks to ship3. if these birds are not ship'g for 3 months how old will they be when shipped?ANSWER: 4-5 months old................per Gary/ANI, it is important that these ducks always have open water.se