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Goose and duck. Perth, Australia

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Old Saturday 25th October 2008, 18:40   #1
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Goose and duck. Perth, Australia

Took these at Herdsman Lake.

I believe the first picture is a type of goose? In the second picture, I think the ducks in the fore and background are Pacific Black Ducks. I'm not sure what the middle duck is. I use a field guide by Morcombe. Any advice, please?
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Old Saturday 25th October 2008, 18:47   #2
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First one is a domestic, farmyard, christmas dinner type goose

Is the second an Ozzy shelduck?
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Old Saturday 25th October 2008, 20:01   #3
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Ah, I should have taken it home and roasted it Could it be an Embden or Greylag goose?

I think you are right about the Australian Shelduck. Likely a male. Cheers!
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Old Saturday 25th October 2008, 20:24   #4
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It was only a guess... i was hoping on someone verifying the shelly!
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Old Saturday 25th October 2008, 20:28   #5
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but just checked in the data base... it is!
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Old Monday 27th October 2008, 14:51   #6
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but just checked in the data base... it is!
Yep, Australian Shelduck; plus the ones in the foreground and background are deffo Pacific Black Ducks.
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