Australian Wood Duck
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Maned Duck, Maned Goose
Forms monogamous breeding pairs that stay together all year round. Nests in tree hollows above or near water. Breeding season is from September through to November. Between 8 and 10 eggs are laid and incubation time is 28 days. Both parents feed the young. The young leave the nest after 57 days.
Widespread in Australia, including Tasmania.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
In flight, the only Australian duck with white secondary feathers and dark wingtips.
Omnivore. Grasses, clover and other herbs. Occasionally insects.
Grasslands, open woodlands, wetlands, flooded pastures and along coasts in inlets and bays. Common in dams on farmland. Also frequent rice paddies, sewage ponds and urban parks.
Native to Australia