Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Dendrocygna autumnalis:
Viera Wetlands; Viera, Florida
I have seen Black-bellied Whistling Ducks numerous times in the past, but never had a good opportunity to get a decent photo. This past July, I was driving through the Viera Wetlands when I found this pair perched atop a palm snag. I was very excited to see the birds and very excited when they allowed me to park my van about 25 feet away without flying away. I used the van as a blind to get these close-up images.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/1000 @ f/11