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Australian wood duck This species is also commonly known as the maned duck. Medium sized duck with a dark brown head and a pale grey body with two black stripes along the back. Males such as here, have the darker head. Widespread in Australia, including Tasmania. It can be found in grasslands, open woodlands, wetlands, flooded pastures and along the coast in inlets and bays. It is also common in urban parks. <br />
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45 cm length<br />
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Australian wood duck

This species is also commonly known as the maned duck. Medium sized duck with a dark brown head and a pale grey body with two black stripes along the back. Males such as here, have the darker head. Widespread in Australia, including Tasmania. It can be found in grasslands, open woodlands, wetlands, flooded pastures and along the coast in inlets and bays. It is also common in urban parks.

45 cm length

    comments (5)

  1. Lovely duckie! Do they also breed in trees? (I imagine so because of its common name) :-) Posted 13 days ago
    1. I couldn't advise you on that, but it certainly conjures up some interesting images in the mind! Posted 12 days ago
      1. Actually I checked and yes, they do!... see here:
        https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-10/why-is-there-a-wood-duck-living-in-my-tree/7497290
        (intrepid ducks!) :-)
        Posted 11 days ago
        1. Thank you so much for this input. That's amazing and quite incongruous to what the mind thinks a duck should be doing. Posted 11 days ago
          1. You are most welcome ;-) Posted 10 days ago

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The Australian Wood Duck, Maned Duck or Maned Goose is a dabbling duck found throughout much of Australia. It is the only living species in the genus ''Chenonetta''.

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Aug 2, 2020. Captured Jul 19, 2020 13:04 in The Domain - Phillip Precinct, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO500
  • 190mm