PORT PHILLIP BAY


Pacific Black Duck 

Anas superciliosa

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Anseriformes
Family:
Anatidae
Genus:
Anas
Species:
superciliosa

General Description

Body mottled dark brown. Head dark brown with a cream stripe above and below the eye, dark stripe through the eye. Body up to 60 cm long.

Biology

Pacific Black Ducks are a common duck species around ornamental lakes and urban ponds.

Habitat

Freshwater and saltwater wetlands, rivers, and urban ponds.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Pacific Islands and Australia.

Species Group

Birds Ducks, geese and swans

Max Size

60 cm

Diet

Omnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Recorded in Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 23 Nov 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7894

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