Saturday, 18 November 2017


The Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) 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. Young Pacific Black Ducks are similar to the adults in plumage.

The Pacific Black Duck is closely related to the Mallard, A. platyrhynchos, introduced into Australia from the Northern Hemisphere. The two species are very similar in habits and occupy the same niche in the two regions. The two species will interbreed in situations where Mallards have been released.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the I'd Rather Be Birdin' meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.


  1. Hello, great series on your Black Duck. They look similar to our American Black Duck. Thank you so much for linking up and for your nice comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  2. So nice to see green leaves. Ours are all gone for the winter. Wonderful shots!

  3. Wonderful shots of the ducks and the pond!

  4. Wonderful duck photos! Those do look similar to some of the ducks I saw last week. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.


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