White-faced whistling ducks are probably the most striking of the whistling duck species. They can be found in Africa and South America, where they are still very common. Feeding generally occurs during the night so much of the day is spent sleeping in flocks, often amongst other waterfowl.
Unusually, for ducks they can often be seen preening one another.
Both parents care for the ducklings and will often pretend to have a broken wing to draw predators away from the young.