Banyule (Melb) - Pink-eared Duck

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Subject: Banyule (Melb) - Pink-eared Duck
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 10:41:19 +1000
Hi all,

I checked out Banyule Wetland (Melb, Vic) for the Painted Snipe last night - no 
luck on that front. On the way out I decided to have look at the ducks and to 
my surprise there was two Pink-eared Duck paddling around the middle! This is 
certainly the first time I've seen them here - and I haven't heard of any other 
records. Any history of this bird here?

In regards to the Snipe - I used the old fashioned method of observation: I 
rambled up the full length of the swamp attempting to flush the bird. Apart 
from getting muddy feet, I succeeded in alighting 7 or 8 Japanese Snipe but no 

Also present at Banyule were Buff-banded Rail, Cattle and Little Egret, 
Golden-headed Cisticola, Pied Stilt, Little Pied Cormorant and Black-fronted 

Kind regards,


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