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Hardhead , White-eyed Duck.
Aythya australis

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Ducks"
Description :Common local species. Length 50cm. Diving duck, rarely dabbles with tail in the air. Swims in flocks, social duck. Call is a nasal ' mow '.
Typical Habitat :Deep, vegetated swamps and other large open water.
Distribution :Common australia wide.
Migration :Resident / nomadic / unknown if it breeds in local area. Main breeding season, October to May.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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