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Monday, April 17, 2017

A Whistling Duck?



For a few days now I've spotted these birds occasionally in our trees 
or flying noisily overhead in a flock of maybe 16 or 18.
My curiosity was getting the better of me!
Thanks to photography which enabled me to see them better, 
and Google which enabled research based on a few keywords 
(duck with white ring around eye and red bill)
we now have an identity and mystery solved! 

They are Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks
and you can learn more about them, and hear their sound here


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