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#5687331 - 04/06/15 07:18 PM What bird is this?
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They were perched on my neighbors roof yesterday morning. They look like ducks but I have never seen them on a roof before.

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#5687348 - 04/06/15 07:23 PM Re: What bird is this? [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Black bellied whistling duck. Common name would be "whistlers," "tree duck",or whistling duck. There's a couple other subspecies as well
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#5687358 - 04/06/15 07:26 PM Re: What bird is this? [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Got 'em all around me out by Boerne.
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#5687393 - 04/06/15 07:38 PM Re: What bird is this? [Re: Txcatman1]
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Originally Posted By: Txcatman1
Black bellied whistling duck. Common name would be "whistlers," "tree duck",or whistling duck. There's a couple other subspecies as well


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#5687398 - 04/06/15 07:40 PM Re: What bird is this? [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Thanks Gentlemen. Is it usual for them to hang out on rooftops?
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#5687400 - 04/06/15 07:40 PM Re: What bird is this? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Got 'em all around me out by Boerne.


About all I've ever seen around there.

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#5687409 - 04/06/15 07:44 PM Re: What bird is this? [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Originally Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER
Thanks Gentlemen. Is it usual for them to hang out on rooftops?

They will hang out anywhere there is feed or they can flush on to irritate the owner..like boat docks, porches, roofs, boats,etc.
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#5687428 - 04/06/15 07:50 PM Re: What bird is this? [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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They have class or talons at the end of their webbed feet for perching in trees. One of mother nature's oddities.

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#5687754 - 04/06/15 10:45 PM Re: What bird is this? [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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They are very cool birds!
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