On Dickson wetland Sunday

To: Lucy Randall <>
Subject: On Dickson wetland Sunday
From: Denis Wilson <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:42:11 +1000
Re Lucy's mystery ducks, I must beg to differ from John Layton's suggestion. Blue-billed Duck have a very different shape on the water. They sit low on the water, and have rounded backs, and do not have a white throat.

I cannot offer any suggestions for an ID, other than to agree with Lucy's suggestion that they are probably escapees.

A quick image search on "Domesticated Ducks" revealed many large ducks with white throats. One such variety is called "Swedish Blue Duck"

Hope this is helpful.


Denis Wilson

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On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 8:10 AM, Lucy Randall <> wrote:

I'll go past this morning with a camera and try and get better photo!

They are considerably larger than the resident wood and black ducks. I don't think they are and assume that they are escapees.

Sent from my iPhone

Lucy Randall

> On 21 Jul 2014, at 7:49, John Layton <> wrote:
> Does anyone know what these two ducks are? I apologies for the quality of
> the photo - I only had my iPhone!
> They have glossy dark purple heads and white under the chin.
> Cheers
> Lucy
> Going by the photo I think they are Blue-bill Ducks.
> John Layton

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