Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Blue-billed Duck
Oxyura australis
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The Blue-billed Duck is the Australian representative of a group of stiff-tailed ducks that occur worldwide. In Australia they are found mainly in the south-eastern inland, Tasmania and also far south-western Australia. Not easy to find on the whole, but they are resident in some of the suburban wetlands in Perth where they can be watched at close quarters.

Blue-billed Ducks occur only in fresh water, usually permanent deep water where they mainly feed by diving


Photo: 216002

216002 ... Blue-billed Duck, adult male.

Photo: 216003

216003 ... Blue-billed Duck, female and brood.

Photo: 216004

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Photo: 216005

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