West Indian Whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea)
The West Indian Whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea) is a eend from the family of Eendachtigen (Anatidae).
- Dutch name:
- Cuba fluiteend
- English name:
- West Indian Whistling duck
- German name:
- French name:
- Scientific name:
- Dendrocygna arborea
- 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!
- 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