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  • Australian Wood Duck

  • Chenonetta jubata
  • The Australian Wood Duck is a medium-sized ‘goose-like’ duck with a brown head and a pale grey body with two black stripes along the back. Males have the darker head and a small dark mane, with a speckled brown-grey breast and a black lower belly and undertail. The females have a paler head with two white stripes, above and below the eye, a speckled breast and flanks, with a white lower belly and undertail. In flight, the wings are pale grey above, contrasting with black wingtips, and have a noticeable white bar on the underside (the secondaries). They walk easily on land and may be seen perching on logs and in trees. They will only take to open water when disturbed.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=572
  • Song link
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  • Australian Wood Duck

  • The Australian Wood Duck is a medium-sized ‘goose-like’ duck with a brown head and a pale grey body with two black stripes along the back. Males have the darker head and a small dark mane, with a speckled brown-grey breast and a black lower belly and undertail. The females have a paler head with two white stripes, above and below the eye, a speckled breast and flanks, with a white lower belly and undertail. In flight, the wings are pale grey above, contrasting with black wingtips, and have a noticeable white bar on the underside (the secondaries). They walk easily on land and may be seen perching on logs and in trees. They will only take to open water when disturbed.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Maned duck
  • Scientific name
  • Chenonetta jubata
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 202
  • Size
  • 47-48cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=572
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australian-wood-duck