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Pink-eared Duck

Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 34431)
Photographed byLinda Unwin on Thu 4th May, 2017 and uploaded on Tue 5th Mar, 2019 .
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ID34431
CommentThese ducks always fascinate me with their usual bills. They are best suited to feeding on stagnant, shallow freshwater ponds, floodplains etc. The flaps of skin along their bill form a broad scoop, they use this to scoop up the food. They immerse their bill, sometimes up to their eyes then draw water through a small gap in the tip of their bill and push it out the sides through lamellae, leaving behind food particles.
EquipmentCanon 7D Mark ll EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ll handheld
ISO 100 400mm f/5.6 1/500th sec
Processed in Lightroom CC
LocationJerrabomberra Wetlands (Australian Capital Territory)
Keywordsfeeding, adult
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