Pacific Black Duck
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Breeding season from June to January in southern Australia. Nests in tree hollows or undergrowth. Clutch size is between 7 and 12 eggs and incubation is approximately 30 days. Parental care is by the female. Often 2 broods are raised each year.
Bold, black stripe running across the face from bill to behind the eye. Bright, glossy, green patch in secondary flight feathers.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Although this species is commonly called a black duck, the only black coloration is a stripe through the face from behind the eye to the bill.
Omnivore. Mainly vegetarian eating the seeds of aquatic plants. Diet is supplemented with small invertebrates including molluscs and aquatic insects.
Frequents all types of water, from isolated forest pools to tidal mudflats. Found in urban areas.
Native to Australia