What duck is this. I say BLUE-BILLED

To: "Tim Murphy" <>, <>
Subject: What duck is this. I say BLUE-BILLED
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 13:43:20 +1000
Well Tim, you may still be unresolved because I disagree with Graham Buchan!
I reckon Blue-billed. Musk Duck lacks such a spatulate tip to the bill. The
bulbous base to the bill is a bit exaggerated for Blue-billed but not
outrageously so. Moreover the plumage is that of a Blue-billed. The dark
head with the pale streak arcing up from below the eye over the ear-coverts
is typically Blue-billed. Musk has a dark capped effect where the pale line
starts above the eye. QED.

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