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whistling duck Syllabification: whis·tling duck

Definition of whistling duck in English:


A long-legged duck with an upright stance and a whistling call, often perching on branches. Also called tree duck.
  • Genus Dendrocygna, family Anatidae: several species
Example sentences
  • Apart from the ducks already mentioned there were some Bronzewinged Jacanas, Little grebes, Coots, Spotbilled and Lesser whistling ducks.
  • There are nature sites with viewing platforms overlooking wild iguanas, egrets, West Indian whistling ducks, and many other birds.
  • Flocks of magpie geese and whistling ducks, startled by the outboard, take to the air shattering the early morning silence with their calls.

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