A curly question

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heva1
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A curly question

here's a tricky one.... what sort of duckling is this, is it possible to ID a duckling? Alice springs desert park.

DenisWilson
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Hi Heva1
That's an Australasian Grebe (aka Little Grebe)
http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/finder/display.cfm?id=75
Not a duck - beak is very different.
Feet lobed, not webbed.
Tiny little balls of fluff, and they dive expertly.
Shrill piping call.
Build floating nests of reeds.
Great little birds.
Denis

heva1
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Wow you are good!! gold stars and bunny stamps for you:) Thanks Denis.

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