Australian Ducks - recent overseas sightings

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Subject: Australian Ducks - recent overseas sightings
From: "Trevor Hampel" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 22:52:30 +1030
I believe that two Australian ducks were seen yesterday in Calcutta, namely

Slater Duck
Blewett Duck

>From recent photographs it appears that the plumage of both species is
remarkedly similar, being largely white all over. On certain occasions,
especially when migrating, they have been seen flying with a yellow and
green striped plumage. Their favoured habitat often includes sporting
grounds (especially cricket ovals) and hotel swimming pools. In India, both
are considered harmless but have been regarded as pests in some other parts
of the world.

I understand from reports coming from India that both have mates which
remained in Australia. Neither has been recorded breeding yet. Keep a watch
on them returning to Australia soon.

Trevor Hampel
Murray Bridge

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