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Black bellies the southern equivalent to the greenhead

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  1. wprebeck

    wprebeck Senior Refuge Member

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    I don't know about that, but I do know they're here in TN right now. I "may" belong to a couple of birdwatching listservs - purely for informational purposes, I'd never use the info about ducks during the winter to find some shooting action!

    Anyway, I know there are a few of them around Clarksville right now, at the refuge. A similar group in KY has recorded observations around Shelbyville- that was last year. It seems that the birds are making their way further north every year.
     
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  2. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    They've been here for years, now, and I still haven't seen a really high bunch. But I like my chances of calling the ones we do see diddly-boppin' over the countryside about as far as I can make them hear me.

    But it ain't the same as calling mallards. Especially when they come straight on in looking and sounding like a kindergarten buss unloading: calling happily and wings outstretched for Mom. Just doesn't seem right.

    But they are top table fare.
     
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  3. Out of focus

    Out of focus Senior Refuge Member

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    I just wished they would hang around my haunts until Thanksgiving so I could shoot one.
     
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  4. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    Black bellies and fulvous sound about the same as mallards and gadwall sound to each other. And the size between the two groups of birds is comparable as well.

    White faced are closer to black bellies.

    Black bellies are more like the canada goose of the south than the mallet.
     
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  5. The Mad Duck

    The Mad Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    My Dad and I killed several of the Fulvous Tree ducks in coastal NC in the early 80's. We havent seen any since them. It would be nice if they expanded more up this way.
     
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  6. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    FIFY
     
  7. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Darn things fly with their legs behind them like a crane. Got mine in Florida. That was a good trip.
     
  8. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Fulvous is on my list.
     
  9. JJVizinat

    JJVizinat Senior Refuge Member

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    See more and more every yr.
     
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  10. texduk3

    texduk3 Senior Refuge Member

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    Got any pix of the black whistlers?
     

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