Afrikaans name: Nonnetjie-eend
Another name for this duck is White-faced Whistling Duck. This name originates from their whistling call. They sometimes fly at night and their whistling call may be heard as they fly past.
The White-faced Duck prefers bodies of freshwater such as dams, where it may be found in large numbers.
This species has a distinctive white face. Male and female look alike and juveniles are a bit paler.
The White-faced Duck is found in Africa and South America.
They feed on various plants and seeds.
The White-faced Duck makes a platform of sticks where 8 to 12 eggs are laid.
References and further readingA First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 167
Animals of the Kruger National Park - Author: G. de Graaff - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 59
Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park - Author: Robin Little and William Bainbridge - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 9
Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Year Published: - Page: 41
Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 12
Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 40
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 79
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 81
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 74