FRECKLED DUCK FACTS
The Freckled Duck is dark brown duck with white or pale brown speckled markings. It has a large head with upturned bill. During the breeding season the male's bill turns red at the base.
Canvasback, Oatmeal Duck, Speckled Duck, Diamantina Duck
fresh water swamps and creeks with dense bulrushes or tea-tree vegetation. They prefer to rest in dense cover.
algae, seeds, grasses, sedges, small invertebrates.
The Freckled Duck builds a nest near water level from woven twigs with a layer of down. Lays five to fifteen eggs. It breeds in temporary swamps created by floodwaters in river systems.
south east and south west of Australia. May be seen as aa vagrant in other areas. Breeds in floodwaters of river systems such as Bulloo and Murray Darling river system
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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