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Pacific Black Duck
Anas superciliosa

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Pacific Black Duck/Mallard Hybrid

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Ducks"
Description :Common local species, Townsville's most common duck. Length 63cm. Nest in grass at the edge of water, lays up to 10 eggs in a softly feathered bowl. Eats worms and invertebrates. Call is harsh quacks and a strong laughing call.
Typical Habitat :Deep, permanent swamps, open water and wet paddocks.
Distribution :Australia wide.
Migration :Resident / nomad / breeding. Main breeding season, March to May and July to October.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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