White-faced tree duck

White-faced tree duck

What they look like

As the name suggests, this species has a distinctive white face, against a black head and dark grey bill. Their back and wings can range in colour from brown to black, while they're neck is chestnut in colour.

Animal facts

Adults hide in dense vegetation during their flightless period after they have moulted and briefly lost their flight feathers.

What they eat

Grasses, seeds, rice, molluscs, crustaceans and insects.


Freshwater Islands.

Where they live

Tropical America, sub-saharan Africa, Madagascar and the Comoros Islands. 

Conservation Status
Least Concern