National Geographic : 1994 Aug
West Indian Whistling-duck Genus: Dendrocygna Species: arboreaAdult size: Length, 48-58cm Adult weight: Approx. 1,000 g Habitat: Mangroves,forested swamps and reedbedsin the Bahamas,GreaterAntilles, and northern LesserAntilles Surviving number: Estimated at 1,000-2,000 Photographedby Michael Gore WILDLIFE AS CANON SEES IT West Indian whistling-ducks perch on a branch in a Cayman Island swamp. Toward dusk, shrill whistling notes can be heard overhead as the ducks fly to their feed ing haunts, especially to feast on royal palm fruit. Throughout the Caribbean, whis tling-ducks have suffered from relentless hunting and wetland drainage, and are now reduced to small isolated populations on a Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (FLC) Display With its rapid response time, high resolution, wide viewing angle and large screen area, Canon's new-generation FLC display for computers and other business machines is easier on the eyes and more efficient than other flat-panel displays. few islands. To save endangered species, it is vital to protect their habitats and under stand the role of each species within the earth's ecosystems. As a global corporation committed to social and environmental con cerns, we hope to foster a greater aware ness of our common obligation to ensure that the earth's life-sustaining ecology survives intact for future generations. NATURE T Watch "NATURE"on PBS, Sunday 8:00 pm. This program is funded, in part, byCanon US.A., Inc. + Canon The Wildlife As Canon Sees It photo book is available for US$25.00 from Mediahouse Inc., C.P .O . Box 1333, Tokyo, Japan.