White-faced-whistling-duck
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Dendrocygna
Species:viduata

Widespread in both tropical America and Africa, this striking primitive duck breeds so well in captivity that there are well over a thousand in the world’s zoos, making it one of the most widespread zoo birds. Like other whistling ducks, they can be very noisy. Males and females are colored the same. Two of its relatives, the Fulvous and Black-bellied whistling ducks (D. autumnalis and D. bicolor), breed in Texas and both can also be seen at the DWA.