Alan Gillanders <>
Strange ducks in Broome
Lawrie Conole <>
Mon, 04 Aug 2003 10:33:49 +1000
Alan Gillanders wrote:|
I have seen ducks, similar to the ones
you have photographed, at both Hasties Swamp and on Lake Tinaroo here on
the Atherton Tableland. Some have had a forehead appearance more like that
of a teal. They have been observed with Hardheads and Grey Teal but not
showing any behavioural affinity ( association) with their neighbours. They
were just in the same vicinity.
I couldn't see much on the photo to make a decision on - but here's a left-field
alternative. Could they be Sunda Teal or another SE Asian taxon? The pic
that I looked at today didn't have the huge bump on the forehead that I recall
from Sunda Teal in Java, but .......
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