Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
|Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol)
|Date Taken: 2013-10-17|
|Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-10-29 15:38|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Black-bellied Whistling Ducks fighting. They could be quite agresive...|
From my recent vacation in Costa Rica
The Black-bellied Whistling Duck or Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), formerly also called Black-bellied Tree Duck, is a whistling duck that breeds from the southernmost United States and tropical Central to south-central South America. In the USA, it can be found year-round in parts of southeast Texas, and seasonally in southeast Arizona, and Louisiana's Gulf Coast.
The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is a common species that is "quite tame, even in the wild". It is highly gregarious, forming large flocks when not breeding, and is largely resident apart from local movements. It usually nests in hollow trees. The habitat is quiet shallow freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes, cultivated land or reservoirs with plentiful vegetation, where this duck feeds mainly at night on seeds and other plant food. Tree-lined bodies of water are of particular value and as the old common name suggests, they are quite fond of perching in trees. This species can also be seen "loafing" (doing nothing in particular except hanging around and socializing) in flocks on golf courses and other grassy areas near suitable waterways.
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Now what would the reason be for this scrap? Fantastic action captured by you. Well done and best wishes.
- [2013-10-30 10:50]
Preciosa foto con una velocidad de apertura excelente para poder conseguir ese efecto del agua. Me gusta! Enhorabuena.