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Australian Wood Duck (with juveniles)

Chenonetta jubata

Description:

"The male [see pic 3] is grey with a dark brown head and mottled breast. The female [see pic 1] has white stripes above and below the eye and mottled underparts. Both sexes have grey wings with black primaries and a white speculum. Juveniles [see pic 2 and video: https://youtu.be/hpu8AnueqLM ] are similar to adult females, but lighter and with a more streaky breast." (Wiki)

Habitat:

Wandering across the paddock to a dam, Kingaroy, QLD

Notes:

It was great seeing a big brood still going strong! When the ducks realised they were being watched, they lowered themselves down and stretched out their necks (pic 1 shows the female in this position). I reckon it was to flatten themselves as much as possible to blend in with the grass.

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3 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Updated video link in the description section because the old one wasn't working.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

True hey :D I have added a link to the video in the notes somewhere. I'm guessing the video didn't work again...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

I love these birds. The have zero road sense but.

armadeus.4
Spotted by
armadeus.4

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 6, 2019
Submitted on Mar 24, 2019

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