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Can anyone identify this duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nannychachi, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. nannychachi

    nannychachi In the Brooder

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    I saw this duckling online and just wondered what kind it is. Anyone?[​IMG]
     
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  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Duck Obsessed Premium Member

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    It happens when you cross a duck with a zebra... common occurrence :gig
     
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Might be a shelduck...

    Paradise Shelducks, or Paradise Ducks are indigenous to New Zealand...

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  4. nannychachi

    nannychachi In the Brooder

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  5. nannychachi

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    My first thought. Lol
     
  6. PINOAK RIDGE

    PINOAK RIDGE Chirping

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    I am going to respectfully disagree and say that is a black bellied whistling duck (AKA black bellied tree duck) duckling. They are in the whistling duck family and are quite comical and love to hear them "talk", although white faced whistling duck is my favorite of the whistling family. I bet you can google it and find someone that has recorded their calls and whistles. :)

    The babies change quickly and within about 2 months babies fledge. Babies do not look like the adult version. They would be adorable if they stayed that color and pattern into adulthood.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. nannychachi

    nannychachi In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I'm going to Google them.
     

  8. nannychachi

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    I agree that it's the Black Bellied Whistling Duck. [​IMG]
     
  9. PINOAK RIDGE

    PINOAK RIDGE Chirping

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    They are so adorable as babies. Did you find somewhere that plays recordings of their whistles and calls? Love hearing them, as it's so relaxing to sit by pond and listen to the ducks with their different and distinct sounds. Did you see pics of the adults? Quite different.

    Glad to be of help.
     

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