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Maned duck

Chenonetta jubata

Description:

Groups of about 30 of these snapy looking ducks were grazing on short grass next to a dry creek bed. Rich cocoa coloured heads on males

Habitat:

Wetlands reserve.

Notes:

A dabbling duck and the only extant species in the genus, the females have a white breast and mottled flanks and two white stripes on the face. Males have a black breast with pale grey flanks. The juveniles have a mottled head. Range is most of Australia including Tasmania and parts of PNG. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Maned+Duck... Must get some decent close-ups of these on a sunny day.

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1 Comment

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

They seem to like the lawn as much as the water. They do look well dressed, don't they.

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Nice looking ducks.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.28

Spotted on Mar 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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