Nonnatives - White-faced Whistling Duck

White-faced Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna viduata

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1991

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 3 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to Central and South America and Saharan Africa

Habitats: Lake

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1991   Not reported breeding  
Orange 2000   Not reported breeding 1 seen at Lake Apopka (Pranty 2000b)
Polk 1998   Not reported breeding (Pranty 1998a)

References

Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Pranty, B. 1998a. Field observations [spring report: March to May 1998]. Florida Field Naturalist 26:128-137.

Pranty, B. 2000b. Field observations [spring report: March to May 2000]. Florida Field Naturalist 28:204-215.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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