The Pacific Black Duck is a medium sized duck that is found in coastal areas and estuaries of Australia and New Zealand. They are a dark brown colour with a pale grey chest and bill. Pacific Black Ducks are shy ducks that are not often seen by humans.
Pacific Black Ducks feed on a variety of items, including aquatic insects, molluscs, crustaceans and some plants. They will also eat small fish and other water birds. These ducks like to stay close to the water's edge, where they can take quick dives to catch their prey.
The breeding season for Pacific Black Ducks varies depending on the location, but typically runs from August to January. The female Pacific Black Duck builds a nest out of grasses and other materials near the water's edge. The ducklings are able to swim and feed themselves shortly after hatching, and will stay with their parents for a few months.