McKellar Wetlands duck ID

To: "Stephen Bottomley" <>
Subject: McKellar Wetlands duck ID
From: "Marnix Zwankhuizen" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 18:29:30 +1100
Hi Stephen,
By chance I was out at McKellar Wetland this afternoon. I saw the duck you mention.
It is a domestic duck hybrid of some kind, possibly a mallard cross. There are several similar ducks on Gungahlin Pond.
There was also a Great Egret present this afternoon.

On 2/11/07, Stephen Bottomley <> wrote:
Can someone assist me in identifying a duck that I observed this morning (8.30) on the pond on the western side of William Slim Dr at McKellar?  It was generally dark brown to black, but with a white chest.  The leading edge of the primaries also seemed to be white.  The bill was dull grey.  It was slightly larger than the Black Ducks with which it was swimming, and its neck was also longer.  I can't find anything like it in my field guides.

On the shore of the pond I also saw a pair of Black-fronted Dotterels.


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