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2012 08 10 (07ce) Duck @ Western Springs-a55v-09

2012 .. Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) at Western Springs Park Auckland New Zealand ..

 

Sony dSLT a55v at 1/1600 800iso with Sony 55-200 mm lens f4.5-5.6 SAM at f5.6 200mm

 

Mallards in New Zealand were derived from both European and American stock. In New Zealand they interbreed with Grey ducks, Anas superciliosa, and hybrids are common.

 

Birds of British game-farm stock were first introduced to New Zealand from Australia in 1867 ..

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Taken on August 10, 2012