Another duck ID

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raysimula
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Another duck ID

Could someone please ID these ducks for me. The picture was taken on the east coast of tassy. Thanks Ray

DenisWilson
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Check out the Chestnut Teal,
http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/finder/display.cfm?id=200
The trade-mark green sheen on the head of the male is a reflected light effect, not a true colour. Your bird does not show that sheen, but I am confident of the ID.
From the side, the male has a distinctive white blotch in front of thew tail, just above the water level, when swimming.
Cheers
Denis

raysimula
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Thanks once again Dennis. It was the lack of green on the head that had me fooled.The picture on the link you gave shows this exactly.
Ray

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