PACIFIC BLACK DUCK
(Anas Superciliosa)
Orinoco Goose     Patagonian Crested Duck


Australia Zone - Slimbridge
The Pacific Black Duck is found in the Australia zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Australia
Breeding Habitat - Australia
Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and S.W. Pacific Islands.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Northern Australia in the winter and southeastern Australia in spring and summer.

Conservation Status


Size
540mm to 610mm (21" to 24")

Appearance - Drake
The Pacific Black Duck has a Dark crown, pale head with Black facial stripes - one broad eye-stripe and another thinner stripe from the base of the Grey bill and Brownish-Red eyes. The body has Dark Brown feathers edged in Cream, flight feathers are Brown, pale underwing, Green speculum and Olive-Grey legs and feet.

Appearance - Duck
The same as the Drake but smaller.

Habitat
Wetlands, Lakes, Flooded Grasslands, Swamps and Lagoons.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Seeds, Roots, Crustaceans, Aquatic Insects, Molluscs and Invertebrates.

Breeding Time
June to January in the South and January to April in the North.

Eggs
Quantity: 7 to 13 Colour: Glossy White


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Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
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Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
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PACIFIC BLACK DUCK
Orinoco Goose     Patagonian Crested Duck
Pacific Black Duck
©Nigel Key Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge July 2013)

The Pacific Black Duck is a dabbling duck found in Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and many islands in the southwestern Pacific.

The Pacific Black Duck Numbers has decreased in New Zealand because of the introduction of the Mallard which competes for food and also due to the hybridisation of the Pacific Black Duck and the Mallard.
   Hear the Pacific Black Duck's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge March 2014) Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge May 2015) Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge June 2015)
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Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge May 2013) Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge September 2013)
25/05/13
26/07/13
04/09/13
Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge October 2012) Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge October 2012) Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge April 2013)
27/10/12
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06/04/13
Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge September 2012) Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge October 2012) Pacific Black Duck (Slimbridge October 2012)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Mallard - www.slim-bridge.co.uk