Australian wood duck male

Australian Wood Duck

Chenonetta jubata

CLASS Aves | ORDER Anseriformes | FAMILY Anatidae

RANGE Australia

HABITAT Freshwater areas with light tree cover

DIET Mainly grasses

24.6 to 33.6 oz

10 to 11.5 in

Approx. 28 days

8 - 11 eggs

IUCN Status
Least Concern
Australian wood duck female

The Australian wood duck is also known as the maned duck. The male is gray with a brown head, while the female is more heavily marked with pale marks on face. They nest in tree-hollows and can be quite noisy when perched up in the branches. This species is a dabbling duck.

Australian wood ducks are highly social in nature and may form flocks consisting of 2,000 or more individuals.