Pacific Black Duck
Duckling, out of water
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Species:||Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)|
|This Photo:||Ducklings, in water|
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
It's very sad, but the Pacific Black Duck is becoming extinct.
The extinction process is via hybridisation with the introduced Mallard Duck. The Mallard is a more aggressive species, and so mates more readily than the native.