New Guinea and the Moluccan Islands, Aru Islands, and Fergusson Island
Coastal marsh, lagoons, and swamps
Mollusks and other aquatic invertebrates
20 - 24 in.
6 - 12 eggs
- Pairs defend a territory that includes a nest site, a foraging area, and a brood rearing area.
- Usually nest in hollow trees near water.
- Young are cared for by both parents.
- Flight is goose-like, slower wing beats than most ducks.
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