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Waterfowl Identification in the Central Flyway

Black-Bellied Tree Duck (Pe-che-che-ne Duck)


Sexes Identical

GIF -- Picture of Species

Body: Medium-sized duck, up to 2 pounds, 18-22 inches long. Light cinnamon chest and lower neck with distinct black belly. Sides of head ashy gray. Bill bright pink. Long pinkish legs. Wings: Lesser, middle, greater and primary coverts white. Voice: Shrill whistling pe-che-che-ne. In Flight: Long legs extend behind body. Black belly evident. Note: Restricted to South Texas and Mexico.


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