AUSTRALIAN WOOD DUCK
(Chenonetta Jubata)
Australian Shoveler          Baer's Pochard


Australia Zone - Slimbridge
The Australian Wood Duck found in the Australia zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Australia
Breeding Habitat - Australia
Australia and Tasmania.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
The Australian Wood Duck is Endemic to Australasia.

Conservation Status


Size
450mm to 510mm (18" to 20")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Dark Brown head, dark eyes and bill, mottled breast, Grey wings with Black primaries and a White speculum.

Appearance - Duck
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.

Habitat
Grasslands, Open Woodlands, Wetlands, Flooded Pastures, Inlets and Bays along the Coast.

Diet
Grasses, Clover, Herbs and Insects.

Breeding Time
September to November.

Nest
Nests in tree hollows or nest boxes near to water.

Eggs
Quantity: 9 to 11.
Colour: Creamy/White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl A - B
African Black Duck (Anas Sparsa)
American Black Duck (Anas Rubripes)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Ruber)
American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
American Wood Duck (Aix Sponsa)
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus)
Andean Goose (Chloephaga Melanoptera)
Argentinian Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Vittata)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna Tadornoides)
Australian Shoveler (Anas Rhynchotis)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta Jubata)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya Baeri)
Baikal Teal (Anas Formosa)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser Indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta Leucopsis)
Bewick's Swan (Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus Melancoryphus)
Black Swan (Cygnus Atratus)
Blue-Winged Goose (Cyanochen Cyanoptera)
Blue-Winged Teal (Anas Discors)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis)
Brent Goose (Branta Bernicla)
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AUSTRALIAN WOOD DUCK
Australian Shoveler          Baer's Pochard
Australian Wood Duck
©Nigel Key Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge June 2011)

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.
   Hear the Australian Wood Duck's Call:-


Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge March 2014) Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge March 2014) Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge March 2014)
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Female Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge September 2013) Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge September 2013) Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Female Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Male/Female Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Female Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Female Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge April 2013) Female Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge April 2013) Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge July 2012) Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge September 2012) Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge October 2012)
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Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge June 2011) Male Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge June 2011) Male/Female Australian Wood Duck (Slimbridge June 2011)
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