Blue-billed Duck
Blue-billed Duck
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I can't get over these guys. When I first glimpsed one of these tiny ducks on Tomato Lake I thought my eyes were playing tricks and its bill could not possibly be so blue - but indeed they are. Listed as Near-threatened in Australia, their numbers are estimated at just 5000 in the West and a further 10,000 in Eastern Australia. Their presence in healthy numbers at Tomato Lake is testimony to the importance of rehabilitating these remnant areas.

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