The White-faced Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna viduata) lives in Costa Rica and from east Panama to Bolivia and north Argentina, and in Africa in Madagascar. It frequents freshwater marshes and pond margins. Its measures are 473 cm (17 inches) in height and 650 g in weight.
Its upper throat is white, separated from face by black band. Rest of head, upper neck, and central underparts are black. Lower neck and chest are chestnut, and sides are barred with black and white. Its bill is black. This bird eats invertebrates.