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Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Australian Black Duck, Gray Duck, Grey Duck
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Lake Moeraki, Westland, South Island, New Zealand - Apr 22, 2001 © William Hull  Royal National Park, New South Wales, Australia - Nov, 2001 © Alister Benn  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2001 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2002 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - 2005 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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Sundas, New Guinea, is. of sw. Pacific, Australia and New Zealand;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Pacific is. including Palau, Caroline and Solomon Is., Santa Cruz Is., n. New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Louisiade Archipelago, Vanuatu (Gana, Santo, Ambae, Malakula, Efate, Erromango, Tanna, Aneityum), New Caledonia, Loyalty Is., Fiji (Kandavu, Mango, Matathuwa Levu, Mothe, Ngau, Oneata, Ono-I-Lau, Taveuni, Viti Levu), Tonga (Fonualei, Niuafou, Nomuka, Tongatapu, Vavau), Western Samoa (Savaii, Upolu), American Samoa (Aunuu, Tutuila) to Cook Is., Society (Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Huahiue, Maiao, Raiatea, Moorea, Maiao) and Tubuai Is. (Rapa, Tubuai, Rimatara and Raivavae).
(2) Indonesia from Sumatra (probably), Java, Kangean Is., Bali, Kangean Is. Sulawesi, s. Moluccas (Buru Is.), s. New Guinea, Australia (w. and n. Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, c. and e. South Australia and Tasmania).
(3) New Zealand on North Island and South Island and larger offshore is. including Kermadec, Chatham, Snares, Auckland, Campbell and Macquarie Is. Also occurs on Lord Howe Is. and Norfolk Is.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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