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Pink-eared Duck
Malacorhynchus membranaceus
Pink Eared Duck

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Ducks"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 45cm. Filter feeding duck. Call is a distinctive chirruping.
Typical Habitat :Permanent open water and coastal sewage farms. Breeds on inland floodwaters.
Distribution :Common Australia wide, except arid areas. Endemic, recorded only in Australia.
Migration :Nomadic / resident / unknown if it breeds in local area. Flocks of up to 100 on Ross River Dam, seen mixed with Grey Teal at Blakey's Crossing.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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