? Anas sp
A handsome duck with distinct teal-coloured head and red sides. The bill is a bright yellowish-orange. Pic #3 shows him with a female mallard and pacific black ducks
Spotted on a lake (retarding basin) close to rushes.
These mallards were introduced to Australia in 1800s and can be seen everywhere - the females are less brightly coloured as can be seen here: http://snapt.abul.us/Project365/2010/09/... mallards interbreed with pacific black ducks - previous spottings http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/853... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/854...