Totally Black Duck at Narrabeen

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Subject: Totally Black Duck at Narrabeen
From: Jack Shapiro <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 22:45:17 +1000
On Friday I visited Warriewood Wetlands, a small wetland area in Narrabeen - one of the Northern beaches of Sydney.

In the main swampy area, under the boardwalk, among a group of Pacific Black Ducks was a completely black duck, with just a hint of brown on its back feathers. Its beak matched that of an ordinary Pacific Black Duck in appearance and colour. This is a most unusual colour aberration! It must have been a fully black coloured Pacific Black Duck.

According to Bruce Cox, who is a frequent observer in this area, this duck has been there for some time.

Any comments ?

Jack Shapiro

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