West Indian Whistling duck

Cuba fluiteend

West Indian Whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea)

The West Indian Whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea) is a eend from the family of Eendachtigen (Anatidae).

Species name

Dutch name:
Cuba fluiteend
English name:
West Indian Whistling duck
German name:
Kubapfeifgans
French name:
Dendrocygne
Scientific name:
Dendrocygna arborea

Scientific classification

Order:
Anseriformes
Family:
Anatidae
Onderfamilie:
Dendrocygninae
Genus:
Dendrocygna

Description

Standard Measurements

The male (drake) of the West Indian Whistling duck measures approximately centimeters. The female measures approximately centimeters.
The male will weight about gram. The female will weight about gram.
The weight is notoriously variable and can only be used as indication!
Breeding:
The female West Indian Whistling duck usually lays from eggs and incubates them for days.

Bird banding:
Recommended leg band size for the West Indian Whistling duck is 13 mm.
The leg band can only be applied on a young eend at around 0 days old.

It doesn't matter what leg that you band, but it is good to have a consistent system.
Suggested: Left leg = Female, Right leg = Male

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