pale blue eyestripe on Chestnut Teal

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Subject: pale blue eyestripe on Chestnut Teal
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 08:32:11 +0000
I was rather surprised to find a pair of Chestnut Teal on a small dam on a woodland reserve in Canberra (for Canberrans, the 'New Line Quarry' site).

I was even more surprised to observe that the male had a pale blue eyestripe behind the eye on both sides. (Rather poor picture at

Has anyone seen anything similar to this?

John Leonard
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