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The Mallard x Pacific Black Duck Hybridisation Threat

Pacific Black Ducks

Our April 2012 talk was presented by Patrick Guay, a research fellow from Victoria University, on the topic of how hybridisation with domestic ducks is threatening Pacific Black Ducks in Australia. Patrick’s area of expertise is in waterfowl ecology and conservation & population genetics and he is well known to our group through his work on the swans and musk ducks on Lake Wendouree. Overall we don’t have a good track record when it comes to protecting birds. Continue reading