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Aythya australis (TBC)

Unidentified at Suppressed - 3 Jan 2019

Identification history

Waterfowl Aythya australis 4 Jan 2019 RyuCallaway
Waterfowl Aythya australis 4 Jan 2019
Waterfowl Oxyura australis 3 Jan 2019
Waterfowl Oxyura australis 3 Jan 2019

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Several male Blue-billed ducks on the Fyshwick sewerage treatment ponds. Photo taken from the road. One individual duck shown on the left hand side of the photo.


natureguy wrote:
   3 Jan 2019
Looks like a Hardhead to me.
   4 Jan 2019
Thanks for the suggestion and I agree that the bird in the photo is a hardhead. I didn't notice the white patch on underside of the bird's tail. I originally assumed blue-billed duck because of the bird's small size and colours.

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