Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck




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  • Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck

    03 Jan 2019-38.0,144.5Andrew Allen

    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).

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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