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Pacific Black Duck

Anas superciliosa

The Pacific Black Duck is mostly mid-brown in colour, with each feather edged buff. The head pattern is characteristic, with a dark brown line through the eye, bordered with cream above and below and a dark brown crown. The upper wing colour is the same as the back, with a bright glossy green patch in the secondary flight feathers. The white underwing is conspicuous in flight. Young Pacific Black Ducks are similar to the adults in plumage.

  • 9 years 7 months ago
    Macquarie Woods ducks 003
    Their huge bills make them look like a duck we call a "northern shoveler"
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    Aha, google tells me that their actually IS a bird called a Northern Shoveler, I thought you were messing with my head again!
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    You just never know, now do you........ he he he ;-)))