Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge March 2014)
The Australian Wood Duck, also known as the Manes Duck or Goose, is a dabbling duck and the only living species of the Chenonetta genus.
The Australian Wood Duck is hunted as a game bird and also considered a pest, as it damages crops and pastures.
Due to agricultural developments such as dams and pools, the Australian Wood Duck is non threatened and its numbers remain stable.
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450mm to 510mm (18" to 20")
Appearance - Male
The male has a Dark Brown head, dark eyes and bill, mottled breast, Grey wings with Black primaries and a White speculum.
Appearance - Female
The female has White stripes above and below the eye and mottled uderparts. The wings are Grey with Black primaries and a White Speculum the same as the male.
Grasslands, Open Woodlands, Wetlands, Flooded Pastures, Inlets and Bays along the Coast.
Grasses, Clover, Herbs and Insects.
September to November.
Nests in tree hollows or nest boxes near to water.
Quantity: 9 to 11
Colour: Creamy White.