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Paradise shelduck (Tadorna variegata) ENDEMIC male


Posted by unozig on Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:36 am

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Gooselike they form long-term pair bonds, often lasting for life, and defend territories. Parents will perform a broken-wing display to distract mammalian predators and sometimes people. I have seen this in action on the dairy farm next door and it's on my hit list before the chicks fly off.

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by Ron Day on Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:05 pm
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A handsome portrait with attractive lighting, Zig. Good color and detail. A little more room in the frame for the duck would make this fine image even better. Looking forward to seeing the broken-wing display, if possible. :)
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:59 pm
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Very nice portrait of this handsome species with excellent detail of the plumage and colours.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:04 pm
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Very nice with the raised foot- interesting story too. Pretty plumage.
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