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Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black duck
Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

PACIFIC BLACK DUCK: Anas superciliosa

  • This is probably the most familiar and common of all native ducks to Australians.

  • The Pacific Black also has the distinction of being the most heavily hunted duck in Australia.

  • It is closely related to the introduced Mallard and is often found to breed with it, producing a hybrid.

Identifying characteristics:

  • It is pleasant chocolate brown, with a paler head and a distinctive dark brown stripe through the eye and a dark cap.

  • The speculum, obvious in flight, is a pretty purple green.

Call: 

  •  Quacks just like a duck, with no distinct sounds.

Habitat/Distribution:

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