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lsufan35
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Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?

I can't post pic. How can I tell the difference to settle this argument.


Tiger4Life
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
I think you're talking about the same duck called black bellied whistling duck which you see in La occasionally. I've seen them in the spring trying to take over wood duck boxes near the house


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LSUballs
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
A squealer is a wood duck. A tree duck is a Black Bellied Whistling duck. They don't look or act anything alike.






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Tree Duck
Image: http://www.bamboo4u.com/Photos/Black-Bellied%20Whistling%20Duck/Black-bellied%20Whistling%20Duck%205_7-20-08.jpg



Squealer
Image: http://www.birdinginformation.com/wp-content/gallery/wood-duck/wood-duck-pair-1.jpg
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KingRanch
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
Fulvous tree duck


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dualed
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
Both Wood Ducks and Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks are cavity nesters, nesting in holes of old trees or in man-made structures that are commonly called Wood Duck boxes. I've heard ppl use Mexican whistling and Mexican squealing ducks to talk about BBWD's but i've never heard squealers to describe Woodies. BBWD's are in the tribe called Dendrocygnini which translates roughly to "tree swan". Wood Ducks are dabblers grouped in a different tribe. BBWD's are much bigger and flap their wings slower than Woodies. That's about all I've got


crankbait
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
I've never heard someone call a woodduck a squealer


Leadhead
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
Not sure there's an argument.

It sounds like what you call a "squealer" is a whistling duck. A tree duck is a general term for ducks that nest in trees.
Wood ducks and Whistling ducks are types of tree ducks. Thus, Squealer = Tree duck


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LSUballs
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
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I've never heard someone call a woodduck a squealer




Wow


cattleman
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
In Sw La. we have thousands upon thousands of fulvous tree ducks migrate to the rice fields to lay and raise their young every spring. They leave in the fall and head back to Mexico. That's what we call squealers. Never heard a wood duck called that.


KingRanch
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
I also call the fulvous a Mexican whistler.


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LSUballs
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
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Never heard a wood duck called that.



That boggles my mind. People call wood ducks squealers more than they call them wood ducks around here. Hell, Haydel's has a Wood Duck call called The Squealer call. I think we've stumbled upon a new white sacacraperch


cattleman
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
Show's some of the differences in people of our great state. You can travel a short way and find how some things are very different than others. I like it. I'm not saying either way is wrong. It is how it is.


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Dodd
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
I bet this is going to be a north la / south la discussion.

Eta: read past the first post and I was right.
This post was edited on 9/21 at 9:02 am


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bourbon
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
Black belly whistling duck have orange/pink bill and feet and a whit patch on their wings.

Fulvous whistling ducks are more brown/chestnut and typically have gray feet and bill.

Two different species.

I am from tallulah and never called wood ducks squealers.

And the tallulah sonic is better than rayville's!


LSUballs
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?

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And the tallulah sonic is better than rayville's!





Whoa now. Let's keep things civil.


Dodd
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
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I am from tallulah and never called wood ducks squealers.



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OhFace55
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
Mexican squealer and fulvous tree duck. Same damn thing


KingRanch
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
Yes


CootKilla
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
Never heard a wood duck called a squealer, that's Yankee talk.


dualed
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Duck blind argument. What's the difference In a squealer and a tree duck?
I think its worth mentioning that Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks (pictures in the further above post) and Fulvous Whistling Ducks are two different species.


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