Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, or “Whistlers” are such cuties I just had to share a few snapshots I took at a little parkland pond here in The Villages, FL, last Saturday afternoon. The pond is the same one that I spotted the Florida Mottled Duck ducklings at.
Whistlers, as you may imagine, do not quack but do whistle. They have a pretty pink bill with the same shade of pink on their legs and feet. Both genders pretty much look the same. These ducks are a bit like the Mallards in that they eat aquatic plants, insects, tiny fish, tiny frogs, and grains. This bunch is likely local and not migratory ducks here. It is always fun to see the Whistling Ducks! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture. Enjoy!