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  • Blue-billed Duck

  • Oxyura australis
  • The Blue-billed Duck is a compact diving duck with males having a large scooped bright, light blue bill. Males have a rich deep chestnut plumage overall except the dark head and upper neck and an orange-brown to white area at the centre of the belly. The tail is dark with stiff pointed feather tips and is usually held flat on the surface of the water except when in display. The female has a brown bill with darker plumage than the male and each feather is barred with narrow bands of light brown. The upper tail is black and the chin and throat are speckled black.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=117
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Blue-billed Duck

  • The Blue-billed Duck is a compact diving duck with males having a large scooped bright, light blue bill. Males have a rich deep chestnut plumage overall except the dark head and upper neck and an orange-brown to white area at the centre of the belly. The tail is dark with stiff pointed feather tips and is usually held flat on the surface of the water except when in display. The female has a brown bill with darker plumage than the male and each feather is barred with narrow bands of light brown. The upper tail is black and the chin and throat are speckled black.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Oxyura australis
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 216
  • Size
  • 40cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=117
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/blue-billed-duck