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Australian Wood Duck: here’s the scoop

threats

Australian wood ducks are highly social in nature and may form flocks consisting of 2,000 or more individuals. They are considered agricultural pests and are hunted for sport. While their populations do fluctuate, they are widespread throughout their range. 

Species

Australian Wood Duck

Scientific name

Chenonetta jubata

Habitat

Inland freshwater bodies including marshes, lakes, swamps, reservoirs, meadows and farm dams

Diet

Grasses

life expectancy

15 years

Did you know?

On account of its goose-like features and the dark mane of feathers on the male bird, the Australian wood duck is also known as a maned goose.

Range

Australia

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant