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Subject: Duck
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:53:20 +1000
Hi everyone

This bird got my pulse racing this morning. Viewed through a cheap par of
bins I keep in the kitchen, I was starting to dream of all those northern
hemisphere possibilities. When I got down to the beach with my camera, I
found I was looking at either a female Mallard, or a Pacific Black Duck x
Mallard hybrid. Can anyone tell me which it is? The orange feet suggest
Mallard, but there is a hint of the upturned tail feathers diagnostic of
male Mallard, so perhaps it is a male hybrid?

Russell Woodford
Limeburners Lagoon, Corio

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