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wild ducks??? what are they? SW Florida area

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Knight Hawk Ranch, May 17, 2009.

  1. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Songster

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    These guys have stopped by my pond on a layover. They seam to be resting up and not going into the water other than wetting their feet. They make a high pictched 'squeak' rather than quacking noise.
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  2. calibersway

    calibersway In the Brooder

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    whoa i have no idea what they are, but wow they are neat looking!
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Cool! i have no idea what they are...
     
  4. calibersway

    calibersway In the Brooder

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    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    whatbird.com is really good at providing information on wild birds--also easy to look up and identify birds based upon a variety of things--location, overall type/shape of bird, size, colour, wing shape, lots of other options, too.

    Facinating looking ducks! Thanks for sharing the photos [​IMG]
     
  6. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Songster

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    They are black bellied whistling ducks.. They pair up for life like geese... The males and the females have two different whistles.. They like shallow water..
    They are really neat to watch and listen too..
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  7. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Sorry to break it to ya but those are geese. Egyptian geese to be exact google em'.[​IMG]
     

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