Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks

A pair of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Dendrocygna autumnalis, wade in the shallows of a resaca near the Texas Southmost College Campus on Monday, March 28, 2016. These ducks favor freshwater lakes, pond, or marshes surrounded by trees and nest on the ground or in tree stumps. The highly social bird nests in colonies and may mate for life, laying 12-16 eggs at a time. Young birds leave the nest 1-2 days after hatching and take flight at about 2 months. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP)