Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Today's Bird: White-Faced Whistling Duck

Today's Bird is the White-Faced Whistling Duck.  For those of you who live down in South Texas (or follow my blog, or both), you might be familiar with the Black Bellied Whistling Duck.  This is his Bolivian cousin!  They live in the lowlands, so the two times I saw them on my trip were both in Santa Cruz.  I saw some at a nature park outside of town, but I actually took this picture at the zoo.  This is another one of those birds that could've left if he'd wanted to, but there really wasn't much incentive to be anywhere else.  Nice water, food, and a good atmosphere. 

I took this picture on June 22, 2012.

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