Trucking Yard Lane today

To: "'Martin Butterfield'" <>, "'COG List'" <>
Subject: Trucking Yard Lane today
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:19:47 +1000

It’s a Mallard drake. In New Zealand there were hardly any pure Pacific Black Ducks left (they call them Grey Ducks) 40years ago due to hybridization with Mallards. I don’t know what the situation is there now.  I think it should be removed. If its too close to a settlement to shoot then feeding and trapping may be the only option.


From: Martin Butterfield [
Sent: Thursday, 21 August 2014 1:13 PM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Trucking Yard Lane today


Still no Plumed Whistling Ducks.  However this was swimming around with the Black Ducks and Grey Teal:

To my mind this looks pretty much like a Mallard, with no Pacific Black Duck DNA.  What doo others think?


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