An adult Northern Black-bellied Whistling Duck or Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) with ducklings among American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) pads and flower buds. This species of whistling duck breeds from the southernmost United States and tropical Central to south-central South America. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Anahuac, Texas.
AnahuacJune2015Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.BirdsDendrocygna autumnalisNorthern Blackbellied Whistling DuckTexasTexas Gulf Coastwhistling duck