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White-faced whistling-duck        Images © Mark A. Chappell

White-faced whistling-ducks have an unusual distribution, being found both in Latin America and in Africa.   As their name implies, they have white faces (here, stained rusty) set against a black head, and make pleasant three-note whistling calls.   I photographed most of these in Cali, Colombia; some images also show black-bellied whistling-ducks.   The bird with a clean white face is a captive, photographed back in the days of film.

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm IS lens, some with 1.4X converter (2016)
  • Nikon F100, Sigma 800mm f5.6 APO, Ektachrome 100VS (2001)