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N 103 B 2.1K C 171 E Mar 14, 2022 F Mar 31, 2022
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The chestnut teal (Anas castanea) is a dabbling duck found in Australia. It is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. (Wikipedia)

Although the Chestnut Teal occurs at wetlands hundreds of kilometres inland, the species’ strongholds are usually near the coast. It is one of the few species of Australian ducks that can tolerate habitats with highly saline water. They regularly occur in estuaries, inlets, exposed mudflats, coastal lagoons, saltmarsh and evaporation ponds at saltworks. Nevertheless, they also occur at freshwater wetlands. They usually feed at the margins of wetlands, among aquatic vegetation in the shallows or upending in deeper water, or dabbling on recently covered mudflats or sand. (Birdlife Australia)

Tags:   Chestnut Teal male dabbling duck avian Healesville Sanctuary Victoria Australia Autumn Morning swimming crusing water reflection aquatic bird green background water ripple fresh water pond Sidelit close-up closetonature Concordians Nature National Geographic Oil painting filter Telephoto lens Wildlife Grande Mare Group geo tagged Anas castanea mirror image

N 122 B 2.5K C 119 E Apr 5, 2021 F Sep 8, 2021
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This image is included in a gallery "Birds 4" curated by artiste24artiste241.

The Cape Barren goose is 75 to 100 cm (30 to 39 in) long, weighs 3 to 7 kg (6.6 to 15.4 lb) and has a 150 to 190 cm (59 to 75 in) wingspan; males are somewhat larger than females. This bird feeds by grazing and rarely swims.
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The species' common name is derived from Cape Barren Island, where specimens were first sighted by European explorers. It is known in the local Jardwadjali language as toolka.

These are bulky geese and their almost uniformly grey plumage, bearing rounded black spots, is unique. The tail and flight feathers are blackish and the legs are pink with black feet. The short, decurved black bill and green cere gives it a very peculiar expression.

The Cape Barren goose was first described by English ornithologist John Latham in 1801 under the current binomial name. It is a most peculiar goose of uncertain affiliations (Sraml et al. 1996). It may either belong in the "true geese" and swan subfamily Anserinae or in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae as distinct tribe Cereopsini, or be separated, possibly including the prehistorically extinct flightless New Zealand geese of the genus Cnemiornis, in a distinct subfamily Cereopsinae. The first bones of the New Zealand birds to be discovered were similar enough to those of the Cape Barren goose to erroneously refer to them as "New Zealand Cape Barren goose" ("Cereopsis" novaezeelandiae).

Tags:   Cape Barren Goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae Nature National Geographic closetonature Concordians close-up Macro photography Autumn afternoon telephoto lens pair Serendip Sanctuary Lara Victoria Australia Travel geo tagged tall grass shallow depth of field in gallery

N 84 B 3.7K C 398 E Sep 7, 2010 F Sep 2, 2016
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Tags:   Chestnut Teal male duck water bird St Kilda Pier St Kilda Beach Port Phillip Bay morning Spring Anas castanea concordians nature closetonature SLB-flying wildlife National Geographic in flight leaping downwards Grande Mare Group NGC bird watcher

N 20 B 1.3K C 159 E Jul 9, 2009 F Jul 10, 2009
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Tags:   Purple Swamphen Australia Victoria concordians SLB-feeding Latrobe Golf Course Nature avian Afternoon Winter Porphyrio porphyrio wildlife macro photography close-up National Geographic NGC NPC bird watcher

N 8 B 637 C 88 E Aug 14, 2009 F Aug 14, 2009
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Tags:   Purple Swamphen Victoria Australia concordians Winter wildlife Nature National Geographic Porphyrio porphyrio river reflection acacia flavescens Yellow wattle bird watcher


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