Muscovy ducks Whakatane

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Cardinal15
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Muscovy ducks Whakatane

Postby Cardinal15 » Tue May 04, 2021 7:52 pm

If anyone is interested, there is a population of 10 to 12 muscovy ducks at Sullivan Lake in Whakatane. I know these birds are probably captive reared birds but if they start breeding and start making a self sustaining population, would they be counted as fully, feral/introduced birds, and not, introduced, not naturalised?

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Re: Muscovy ducks Whakatane

Postby Raewyn » Tue May 04, 2021 9:34 pm

They have been breeding there for a long time. I've always counted them as domestic. I think they get so much bread that they can't really be considered feral. There is also an occasional muscovy/mallard hybrid.

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