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Australasian Shoveler
(Anas rhynchotis)
Australasian Shoveler
The Australasian Shoveler is a dabbling duck related to the Mallard and Pacific black duck. It has a long grey blue bill. The male has a grey head and neck, with vertical white stripe running down the face between the eye and the bill It has a brown... Click to continue>
Chestnut Teal
(Anas castanea)
Chestnut Teal
The Chestnut Teal is a small duck. The male has brown back, rich chestnut coloured chest and sides with dark tail and white patch on the rear (the white patch is in front of the tail at the "water line" when it swims). The head is dark green.... Click to continue>
Garganey
(Anas querquedula)
Garganey
The Garganey is small teal. This duck is a rare visitor to Australia. The male has a dark brown head with a bold white stripe running from above the eye to the back of the head to the neck. The breast is brown and the body is streaked brown with... Click to continue>
Grey Teal
(Anas gracilis)
Grey Teal
The Grey Teal is a small duck. It is mainly brown with pale edged feathers giving a mottled appearance. The chin and throat are pale. The Grey Teal is very similar to the female Chestnut Teal, but has lighter head and throat. Young birds are paler... Click to continue>
Mallard
(Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallard
The Mallard is a large introduced duck. The male has a grey brown back, chestnut brown breast and green head with narrow white neck band. The underside is light grey. The black tails has white outer feathers. The bill is greenish yellow with a black... Click to continue>
Northern Pintail
(Anas acuta)
Northern Pintail
The Northern Pintail is a fairly large duck - the male is larger than female. In breeding plumage the male has rich brown head with white stripe down the back of the head merging with white breast. The back and wings are grey. The female has greyish... Click to continue>
Northern Shoveler
(Anas clypeata)
Northern Shoveler
The male Northern Shoveler has black back, white chest and black bill. The sides and belly are chestnut-brown. The head is dark glossy with yellow eyes. The non-breeding plumage is more subdued - head and breast are mottled dark brown and sides are... Click to continue>
Pacific Black Duck
(Anas superciliosa)
Pacific Black Duck
The Black Duck is an average-sized duck that looks a bit like a Mallard duck. The body is dark-brown with a pale face and throat. It has a distinctive black eye-stripe that stretches from the top of the bill through the eye. The male and female have... Click to continue>
White-eyed Duck
(Aythya australis)
White-eyed Duck
The White-eyed Duck is a small brown duck with white eye and blackish bill. Female is paler brown with dark eye and blue-grey bill. Click to continue>
Musk Duck
(Biziura lobata)
Musk Duck
The Musk Duck is a large brownish black Australian duck. It gets its name from the musky smell produced by a gland during the breeding season. Males are larger than females. Both males and females have the same dark colour with paler barring on the... Click to continue>
Australian Wood Duck
(Chenonetta jubata)
Australian Wood Duck
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. Click to continue>
Plumed Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna eytoni)
Plumed Whistling Duck
The Grass Whistling Duck has distinctive pale plumed feathers on wings. Makes a distinctive whistling call. Click to continue>
Spotted Whistling-Duck
(Dendrocygna guttata)
Spotted Whistling-Duck
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Wandering Whistling-Duck
(Dendrocygna arcuata)
Wandering Whistling-Duck
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Pink-eared Duck
(Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
Pink-eared Duck
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Blue-billed Duck
(Oxyura australis)
Blue-billed Duck
The male Blue-billed Duck has a bright pale blue bill and dark head and neck. The rest of the body is chestnut brown. The tail is dark with stiff spiny feathers, and is held upright when the bird is alarmed or is courting. The female has a brown... Click to continue>
Freckled Duck
(Stictonetta naevosa)
Freckled Duck
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. Click to continue>
Australian Shelduck
(Tadorna tadornoides)
Australian Shelduck
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Radjah Shelduck
(Tadorna radjah)
Radjah Shelduck
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