Point Pelee National Park of Canada
Birds of Point Pelee National Park
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Whistling-duck, Fulvous (Provincial Rarety)
-Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot)
Legs long for a duck, reaching beyond tail. Hind toe much elongated. Tarsus reticulated in front. Mainly plain cinnamon or fulvous in colouration with reddish-brown crown; blackish line down back of neck; front and sides of neck dull white streaked with brown; wing coverts mainly chestnut; flanks with creamy-white stripes; back and wings dark brown with many rust-tipped feathers; upper tail coverts creamy white. Bill slaty grey. Legs bluish grey.