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
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''.