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<p>''Anas superciliosa''</p>
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''Anas superciliosa''
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'''Status:''' Common - Least concern
  
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<h3>Description</h3>
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<p>Size 47-61cm. </p>
  
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<p>Dark brown duck with light scalloping on
 
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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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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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*[[Coastal Birds of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]
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*[http://www.birdlifetownsville.org.au/ Birdlife Townsville (formerly the Townsville Region Bird Observers Club)]
  
* Book ''Coastal Birds of the Burdekin Dry Tropics'' ISBN 097584606X
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[[NQ Dry Tropics]] gratefully acknowledges the contribution of [http://www.birdlifetownsville.org.au/ Birdlife Townsville (formerly the Townsville Region Bird Observers Club)] to the information on this page
  
==Links==
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[[Image:Pacific Black Duck 001.jpg|300px|&copy; Birdlife Townsville 2008]]<br/>
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[[Image:Pacific Black Duck 002.jpg|300px|&copy; Birdlife Townsville 2008]]<br/>
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[[Image:Pacific Black Duck 003.jpg|300px|&copy; Birdlife Townsville 2008]]<br/>
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* [www.trboc.org.au Regional Bird Observers Club]
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[[Category:Native Animals]][[Category:Birds]][[Category:Coastal Birds]]

Latest revision as of 03:09, 19 March 2015


Anas superciliosa

Status: Common - Least concern

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

NQ Dry Tropics gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Birdlife Townsville (formerly the Townsville Region Bird Observers Club) to the information on this page

© Birdlife Townsville 2008
© Birdlife Townsville 2008
© Birdlife Townsville 2008

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