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Australian Wood Duck

Chenonetta jubata

Description:

This 45–51 cm duck looks like a small goose, and feeds mostly by grazing in flocks. The male is grey with a dark brown head and mottled breast. The female has white stripes above and below the eye and mottled underparts. Both sexes have grey wings with black primaries and a white speculum.

Habitat:

Found throughout Australia, including Tasmania. The Australian Wood Duck is found in grasslands, open woodlands, wetlands, flooded pastures and along the coast in inlets and bays. It is also common on farmland with dams, as well as around rice fields, sewage ponds and in urban parks. It will often be found around deeper lakes that may be unsuitable for other waterbirds' foraging, as it prefers to forage on land.

Notes:

These are probably my favourite ducks. This female was happy to have us around.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Pretty!

SharniM
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SharniM

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on May 22, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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