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Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)



Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)

Class: Aves
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Pacific Black Duck
Genus: Anas
Species Name: superciliosa

About The Pacific Black Duck

This species breeds in Indonesia from south Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi, through to Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea (including New Britain and New Ireland), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia (to France), Australia, Caroline Islands (Federated States of Micronesia), Palau, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and American Samoa, Cook Islands (New Zealand), Society Islands (French Polynesia) and New Zealand. It occurs as three subspecies, with pelewensis found in the south-west Pacific Islands and north New Guinea, rogersi found in the Indonesian region, south New Guinea and Australia, and the nominate superciliosa occurring in New Zealand and associated larger offshore islands (del Hoyo et al. 1992).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Anas superciliosa. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Eastern Australia
French Polynesia
New Zealand

Member Lifelists

Australasia
World

Sites Where Observed

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