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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 .
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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