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This unusual looking duck is endemic to Australia and is the only living member of its genus. Musk Ducks derive their name from the strong musk odour produced from a gland on the rump. During the breeding season the male inflates his fleshy lobe and preforms a three part mating call. This picture depicts the first of the three.
The musk duck has rarely been observed flying and is very clumsy on land. Due to this it prefers Permanent Wetlands