Grey Teal
Swimming
Murray Mallee Region
Pacific Black Duck
Profile, in water
 
                      
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Waterfowls (Anseriformes)
Family: Waterbird (Anatidae)
Species: Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
This Photo:     Duckling, out of 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.

Copyright © 2011-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Oct-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.