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White-faced Whistling-duck Dendrocygna viduata



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency does not normally occur in forest
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 75,400,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown poor estimated 2009
Population trend increasing - suspected -
Generation length 5.3 years - - -

Population justification: The population is estimated to number 1,700,000-2,800,000 individuals.

Trend justification: The overall population trend is increasing, although some populations are decreasing (Wetlands International 2006).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Angola extant native
Antigua and Barbuda extant native
Argentina extant native
Aruba (to Netherlands) extant native
Barbados extant native
Benin extant native
Bolivia extant native
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) extant native
Botswana extant native
Brazil extant native
Burkina Faso extant native
Burundi extant native
Cameroon extant native
Central African Republic extant native
Chad extant native
Chile extant vagrant
Colombia extant native
Comoros extant native
Congo extant native
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native
Costa Rica possibly extinct native
Côte d'Ivoire extant native
Cuba extant native
Curaçao (to Netherlands) extant native
Dominica extant native
Dominican Republic extant native
Equatorial Guinea extant native
Eritrea extant native
Eswatini extant native
Ethiopia extant native
French Guiana extant native
Gabon extant native
Gambia extant native
Ghana extant native
Guadeloupe (to France) extant native
Guinea extant native
Guinea-Bissau extant native
Guyana extant native
Haiti extant native
Kenya extant native
Lesotho extant native
Liberia extant native
Madagascar extant native
Malawi extant native
Mali extant native
Martinique (to France) extant native
Mauritania extant native
Mauritius extant native
Mayotte (to France) extant native
Montserrat (to UK) extant native
Mozambique extant native
Namibia extant native
Nicaragua extant native
Niger extant native
Nigeria extant native
Panama extant vagrant
Paraguay extant native
Peru extant native
Puerto Rico (to USA) extinct native yes
Réunion (to France) extant native
Rwanda extant native
Senegal extant native
Seychelles extant vagrant
Sierra Leone extant native
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) extant native
Somalia extant native
South Africa extant native
South Sudan extant native yes
Spain extant vagrant
St Kitts and Nevis extant native
St Lucia extant native
St Vincent and the Grenadines extant native
Sudan extant native
Suriname extant native
Tanzania extant native
Togo extant native
Trinidad and Tobago extant native
Uganda extant native
Uruguay extant native yes
Venezuela extant native
Zambia extant native
Zimbabwe extant native

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Cameroon Lake Maga
Ghana Keta Lagoon Ramsar Site
Mali Lac Faguibine
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
South Sudan Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system)
Chad Lake Fitri
Mauritania Gâat Mahmoûdé
Senegal Djoudj wetlands
Mauritania Diawling National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Aquaculture Ponds suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Aquaculture Ponds suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Dendrocygna viduata. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-faced-whistling-duck-dendrocygna-viduata on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/02/2024.