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Black-bellied whistling ducks []

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Posted March 10, 2023 | By Michael Warren

Black-bellied whistling ducks 

These little zebra-striped ducklings at the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park grow up to look quite different. The adult ducks are colored chestnut and black, with a pink bill and legs. They are common year-round in Ocala. In flight, the adults can be recognized by their white wing stripe as well as their silly whistling calls. 

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