30 Nov '13, 2pm

Pink-Eared Duck: Distinctive features of this duck (other than the zebra-like stripes) include a shovel-l...

Pink-eared ducks are widespread across the continent of Australia, but are extremely rare in North American zoos. They are nomadic in the wild, following rain to find flood waters. They time their breeding activity to correspond with the Australian rainy season. Pink-eared ducks display a unique zebra-like pattern in their plumage and have a shovel-like bill that helps them sift through water and sediment to find invertebrates. Unlike most waterfowl species, the specialized bill is fully developed when the chicks hatch. Central Park Zoo hatched one chick this year and the adults are on exhibit in the Tisch ChildrenÂ’s Zoo.

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