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  Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)





Australian Wood Duck | Chenonetta jubata photo
Australian Wood Duck photographed at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

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Australian Wood Duck | Chenonetta jubata photo
Family of wood ducks at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia..

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Australian Wood Duck | Chenonetta jubata photo
Wood Duck chick

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Australian Wood Duck | Chenonetta jubata photo
Female with chicks, South Stradbroke Island.

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Australian Wood Duck | Chenonetta jubata photo
Female with chicks, South Stradbroke Island.

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Australian Wood Duck | Chenonetta jubata photo
Mt Coot-tha

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Wood Duck is a medium-sized duck with a short head. It is light coloured with dark head. Males have black belly and pale grey flanks. Females have a white belly and mottled grey flanks. Females have two white stripes on the face.

Size
45cm

Habitat
Common on lakes, dams and reservoirs near wooded areas, including leafy suburban areas.

Food
grasses, other herbs and some insects

Breeding
nests in tree holes, above or near water. Lays 8-10 eggs.

Range
widespread in Australia, including Tasmania.



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Chenonetta
Species:jubata
Common Name:Australian Wood Duck