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This is a very poor yet still identifiable photo of a Tufted Duck, taken from some distance. The bird was seen very well through spotting scopes and positively identified by experienced birders. This is the first ever record of this migratory species in Australia. It was reported via Birdline and various Facebook groups today, and thankfully hung around until I got there!

Diagnostic features include yellow eye, white flanks, dark upper body, and head plume (tuft).


Date & Time

2019-01-03 06:15 PM [Melbourne]


-38.044443 , 144.504359 : 2.25 m

Near Point Wilson VIC 3212, Australia


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Fletcher Grant , Cathy Powers, Chris Lindorff and 2 others starred this.

  1. Chris Lindorff  Excellent sighting and thanks for uploading for us all to see.

    Reply • 04 Jan

  2. Chris Lindorff  Andrew, I have added the name to the NS database.

    Reply • 04 Jan

NS Observation No. 5C2DD3163ABBD65A300001E1
Created 2019-01-03 08:17 PM (10 months ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2019-01-04 08:51 PM (10 months ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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