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Freckled Duck | by marj k
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Freckled Duck

A vary rare duck. There is a breeding colony at the Hunter Wetlands, but it is officially 'endangered'. At a distance it looks very like a popular sportsman's target, its breeding cycle is controlled by natural flood patterns, and it is one of few birds not to have an alarm call - so it was behind the eight ball from the start.

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Taken on September 13, 2007