EDIT: They're Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.... Now, what kind of housing? Any guess on gender? Found out what they were via this pic
The local 'duck pond' at the college has two of these. ( Plus countless scovies, pekin, rouen, and cayuga... )
I have permission from the park to catch and take whatever I want, and I want these! What in the world are they? The 'female' has one of the worst wings I've ever seen, but I haven't been able to get my hands on her yet to find out why. She doesn't swim, she doesn't fly, she just wades. The 'male' flies up into trees ( never far from her ) and will wade out a little bit furthur than the 'female'.
I've been taming them for just over a year and I know for a fact I could approach this pair with a net. Now I just need to bring a cage with me as well to take them home.
Anyway, here are some bad cell phone pics. Park guy says they're whistling something or others.
Female with the bad wing.
They have mostly black underbellies with orange up front and speckles in the back.
They make a whistling sound. Very pretty.
Female on the left, male on the right?
Male in a tree. You can kind of see where his chest changes from orange to black.
Edited by orumpoultry - 5/6/12 at 5:30am
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