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Australian Wood Duck: here’s the scoop

threats
Australian wood ducks are considered agricultural pests. They are considered game birds and are hunted for sport.

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

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