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Pink Eared Duck. These ducks tend to find an old egrets nest and pluck all the down from their body to line the stick nest, can be 6-12 meters above the water at times. Australia,Geotagged,Malacorhynchus membranaceus,Pink-eared duck Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Pink Eared Duck.

These ducks tend to find an old egrets nest and pluck all the down from their body to line the stick nest, can be 6-12 meters above the water at times.

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  1. Superb! I think it's funny that with such a spectacular bill, it is named after a tiny pink spot :) Posted 2 years ago
    1. Try to describe the bill in one word, there's nothing like it :) Posted 2 years ago
      1. Shovel-billed duck ;) Posted 2 years ago
        1. You see, pink eared sounds much better :) Posted 2 years ago
        2. They sure are a pretty little duck. Posted 2 years ago
      2. Thanks Wildflower they sure are a funny little duck feeds mainly on organisms in the water. Posted 2 years ago
  2. A classic Aussie. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Mark . Posted 2 years ago

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The pink-eared duck is a species of duck found in Australia. It has a large spatulate bill like the Australasian shoveler, but is smaller at 38–40 cm length. Its brown back and crown, black and white barred sides and black eye patches on its otherwise white face make this bird unmistakable. Juveniles are slightly duller, but otherwise all plumages are similar. Its vernacular name refers to a pink spot in the corner formed by the black head pattern; it is only noticeable at close distance.. more

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
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Uploaded Apr 11, 2016. Captured in LOT 137 Benambra Rd, Walla Walla NSW 2659, Australia.
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