Couple by the river
Flying along the river
Scott & Shelp Lake State Natural Area, SNA #117, Forest Co., WI
Reddish-brown whistling duck with a whited face, settling for the night on a very small sand islet just off the northern tip of the Isle du les Manetees, in the River Niger on the north-eastern border of Parc W in south-western Niger.
Introduced, but not captive. Has lived in the lagoon for several years. And it is a beautiful bird.
Anseriformes is an order of birds. It comprises about 150 living species in three families: Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie Goose), and Anatidae, the largest family, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans.