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.
Common on lakes, dams and reservoirs near wooded areas, including leafy suburban areas.
grasses, other herbs and some insects
nests in tree holes, above or near water. Lays 8-10 eggs.
widespread in Australia, including Tasmania.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Australian Wood Duck|