Identification help please

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jfmbirds
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Identification help please

Postby jfmbirds » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:34 pm

My first post , been a follower for a year or two .Mainly a photographer , - keen on long walks with a long zoom .
Was down at Waimea Lagoons , Waikanae , Kapiti Coast - took photos of a big duck , not seen before , - with partner .
Not the Shoveller seen at Otaki ponds , - couldn't find anything similar .
White tuft on male head and breast marks on female are distinctive features .
Left about 6 pm , cold southerly , Royal Spoonbills just arriving .
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SomesBirder
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Location: Eastbourne

Re: Identification help please

Postby SomesBirder » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:21 pm

Sorry to disappoint you, but these are domestic mallards, or the offspring of domestic x wild Mallard pairings.
what in god's name is a folly tomo
GrahamB
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Location: Waikanae, Kapiti Coast

Re: Identification help please

Postby GrahamB » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:10 am

Yep, "Manky Mallard" "Puddleduck'

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