Nonnatives - West Indian Whistling Duck

West Indian Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna arborea

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1969

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to the West Indies, where it primarily inhabits mangroves and forested swamps (American Ornithologists' Union 1983).

Habitats: Lake

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1968   Not reported breeding These birds are thought to have come from Crandon Park Zoo (Dade County), where they were on display but not pinioned.
Palm Beach 1970's   Not reported breeding  


American Ornithologists' Union. 1983. Check-list of North American Birds. 7th edition. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington D. C.

Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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