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! style="background:#ffdead;" width="100"|'''Status'''
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<p>''Anas superciliosa''</p>
!" width="200"|[http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/nature_conservation/wildlife/threatened_plants_and_animals/least_concern/ Common]
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''Anas superciliosa''
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<p>Text contributed from [http://www.trboc.org.au Townsville Region Bird Observers Club]</p>
  
Text contributed from [http://www.trboc.org.au Townsville Region Bird Observers Club]
 
  
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<h3>Description</h3>
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<p>Size 47-61cm. </p>
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==Description==
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Size 47-61cm.  
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Dark brown duck with light scalloping on
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<p>Dark brown duck with light scalloping on
 
wings. Blackish crown, buff face with a dark line though
 
wings. Blackish crown, buff face with a dark line though
 
the eye and a chin strap. Iridescent blue/green wing
 
the eye and a chin strap. Iridescent blue/green wing
 
panel and white under wing with dark trailing edges
 
panel and white under wing with dark trailing edges
noticeable in flight. Feet and legs yellow/green.
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noticeable in flight. Feet and legs yellow/green.</p>
  
==Feeding Habits==
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<h3>Feeding Habits</h3>
Dabbling duck (head down-tail up). Aquatic insects and
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<p>Dabbling duck (head down-tail up). Aquatic insects and
 
larvae, seeds and floating vegetation (taken from or just
 
larvae, seeds and floating vegetation (taken from or just
below the water surface).
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below the water surface).</p>
  
==Breeding==
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<h3>Breeding</h3>
Nest is a down-lined tree hollow or grass cup in dense
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<p>Nest is a down-lined tree hollow or grass cup in dense
 
grass or reeds. They occasionally use old nests of other
 
grass or reeds. They occasionally use old nests of other
 
water birds. They breed Jan-April, incubation 20 days.
 
water birds. They breed Jan-April, incubation 20 days.
The female is the only carer.
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The female is the only carer.</p>
  
==Places to Look==
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<h3>Places to Look</h3>
Wetlands, rivers, roadside
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<p>Wetlands, rivers, roadside
 
ponds, freshwater and
 
ponds, freshwater and
 
brackish swamps, parks
 
brackish swamps, parks
and tidal mudflats.
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and tidal mudflats.</p>
  
==Threats==
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<h3>Threats</h3>
Continuing drainage of
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<p>Continuing drainage of
 
swamps. Interbreeding
 
swamps. Interbreeding
 
with the introduced
 
with the introduced
 
Mallard may lessen its
 
Mallard may lessen its
ability to survive droughts.
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ability to survive droughts.</p>
  
==References==
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<h3>References</h3>
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<ul class="lists">
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<li> Book ''[[Coastal Birds of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]'', ISBN 097584606X
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<h3>Links</h3>
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<ul class="lists">
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<li> [http://www.trboc.org.au Townsville Region Bird Observers Club]
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</ul>
  
* Book ''[[Coastal Birds of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]'', ISBN 097584606X
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==Links==
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Image:Pacific Black Duck 001.jpg
 
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Image:Pacific Black Duck 002.jpg
* [http://www.trboc.org.au Townsville Region Bird Observers Club]
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Image:Pacific Black Duck 003.jpg
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<td>[http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/nature_conservation/wildlife/threatened_plants_and_animals/least_concern/ Common]
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[[Category:Birds]]
 
[[Category:Birds]]
 
[[Category:Coastal Birds]]
 
[[Category:Coastal Birds]]

Revision as of 23:48, 3 September 2014


Anas superciliosa

Text contributed from Townsville Region Bird Observers Club


Description

Size 47-61cm.

Dark brown duck with light scalloping on wings. Blackish crown, buff face with a dark line though the eye and a chin strap. Iridescent blue/green wing panel and white under wing with dark trailing edges noticeable in flight. Feet and legs yellow/green.

Feeding Habits

Dabbling duck (head down-tail up). Aquatic insects and larvae, seeds and floating vegetation (taken from or just below the water surface).

Breeding

Nest is a down-lined tree hollow or grass cup in dense grass or reeds. They occasionally use old nests of other water birds. They breed Jan-April, incubation 20 days. The female is the only carer.

Places to Look

Wetlands, rivers, roadside ponds, freshwater and brackish swamps, parks and tidal mudflats.

Threats

Continuing drainage of swamps. Interbreeding with the introduced Mallard may lessen its ability to survive droughts.

References

Links

Status Common

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