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''Pacific Black Duck''

By Bowenite
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.
Similar species

The Pacific Black Duck is closely related to the Mallard, A. platyrhynchos, introduced into Australia from the Northern Hemisphere. The two species are very similar in habits and occupy the same niche in the two regions. The two species will interbreed in situations where Mallards have been released.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Daisymaye, saeidNL, andylea and 20 more


Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
6 May 2010 12:38AM
Beautiful shot. The reflections are superb, nearly as detailed as the real duck. Lovely colour too.........Sandy

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saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
6 May 2010 12:38AM
Beautiful image great reflection and lovely colour,love it.
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2010 12:38AM
brilliant colours and deflections a cracking capture Wink
Growmore 10 4 3 England
6 May 2010 12:47AM
Wonderful reflection, a great detailed shot and good colour. Gary
lesliea 10 2 Australia
6 May 2010 12:49AM
Beautiful image well taken.
6 May 2010 1:08AM
You could turn it upside down - wonderful reflections, great work Norma
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
6 May 2010 1:53AM
Excellent capture of the Pacific Black Duck, Gordon. Very attractive waterfowl, resembling the Mallard, like your very informative & detailed description alludes to. Thanks for sharing, & I'm enjoying your continued innovative work. Cheers mate...Peter
6 May 2010 2:51AM
Beautiful image great reflection.
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
6 May 2010 6:21AM
wonderful image and reflection
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
6 May 2010 7:19AM
wow what a beautiful turquoise colour.....a beautiful duck x x
Adderwatcher 10 60 19 United Kingdom
6 May 2010 8:42AM
Lovely head markings, beautiful looking duck. Fantastic capture Gordon!
10 10 10 England
6 May 2010 10:50AM
Great detail and beautiful reflections.
6 May 2010 3:15PM
great detail colours and reflection brill
7 May 2010 3:11AM
Stunning capture and reflections... Smile
Canadiann 9 2 Canada
7 May 2010 7:28PM
Brilliant colour in this and I too love that reflection. Another of your super duper shots. I can only dream about.

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