Possible EURASIAN WIGEON at Carnarvon, WA

Subject: Possible EURASIAN WIGEON at Carnarvon, WA
From: Mike Owen <>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:55:25 +1000

There are no records of the Eurasian Wigeon being kept in aviculture in Australia. The following is a list of all exotic waterfowl known to have been kept in Australia - a list prepared by the Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service as part of a review of exotic species carried out around 2001.


Sunshine Coast

/Aix galericulata/


Mandarin Duck

/Aix sponsa/


Wood Duck

/Alopochen aegyptiacus /


Egyptian goose

/Anas platyrhynchos/


Mallard and all strains of domestic duck

/Anser anser/


Greylag and all domestic strains of geese

/Anser cygnoides/


Chinese goose, Swan goose

/Aythya novaeseelandiae /


New Zealand Scaup

/Branta canadensis/


Canada Goose

/Cairina moschata/


Muscovy duck

/Cygnus olor/


Mute Swan

/Tadorna ferruginea/


Ruddy Shelduck

/Tadorna variegata/


Paradise shelduck

On 7/03/2013 9:47 AM, Tim Jones wrote:
> Sorry to throw a wet blanket over this, but why would this not be an
> escaped bird? Attractive duck species are extremely commonly kept in
> captivity. It's a common issue when considering rare ducks which turn
> up in the UK, and especially in urban or suburban locations.
> Just wouldn't want loads of people expending their hard earned cash
> if it turns out not to be a wild bird.
> Cheers
> Tim


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