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  Order Anseriformes - Waterfowl
   Family Dendrocygnidae - Whistling- Ducks
  Waterfowl vary in size - from teal to swans. They all have webbed feet and dense, waterproof plumage. Most nest on the ground and the nest is lined with down plucked by the female from her breast. Except for two small groups not found in North America, all belong to one (or two) families.
Whistling-Ducks have long necks, long legs, and big feet. Males and females have the same plumage and they form long-term pair bonds. 
     
     
  White-faced Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna viduata 
 
     Wiki     ToL     EoL
        OCCURRENCE? - Accidental
            MARSHES, PONDS, STREAMS  (fresh water)
 
   In the White-faced Whistling-Duck, the face and front of the neck are white and the rest of the neck and back of the head are black. The back is reddish brown. The breast is rufous. This species is resident in sub-Saharan Africa and from Costa Rica south to central Peru, Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Uruguay in South America. It may be found in the Greater Antilles and could become displaced northward by a tropical storm. They would be found in freshwater marshes, lakes, ponds, or streams.  
 
       
 

NOTES:
   Potter: One photographic record taken in North Carolina in April 1998.

  ●  Not in South Carolina! Hypothetical. Not included in the ABA Checklist.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

       
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