distinct facial markings; mostly drab brown plumage (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Pacific Black Duck
Anas superciliosa

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: widespread in Australia, New Zealand, and adjoining islands in the South Pacific; this species is endangered in some of its range including New Zealand, in part because of extensive hybridization wiith introduced Mallard Ducks.

small group of birds (Australia; 2006-06-20)