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  • Pacific Black Duck

  • Anas superciliosa
  • The Pacific Black Duck is mostly mid-brown in colour, with each feather edged buff. The head pattern is characteristic, with a dark brown line through the eye, bordered with cream above and below and a dark brown crown. The upper wing colour is the same as the back, with a bright glossy green patch in the secondary flight feathers. The white underwing is conspicuous in flight. Grey yellow-green legs and feet. Young Pacific Black Ducks are similar to the adults in plumage.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=122
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Pacific Black Duck

  • The Pacific Black Duck is mostly mid-brown in colour, with each feather edged buff. The head pattern is characteristic, with a dark brown line through the eye, bordered with cream above and below and a dark brown crown. The upper wing colour is the same as the back, with a bright glossy green patch in the secondary flight feathers. The white underwing is conspicuous in flight. Grey yellow-green legs and feet. Young Pacific Black Ducks are similar to the adults in plumage.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Anas superciliosa
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 208
  • Size
  • 47-60cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=122
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/pacific-black-duck