Wood Duck

Chenonetta jubata (Latham, 1801)

The body is grey with brown mottling on the breast and some black in the wings and on the lower belly. Underside of tail black (male) or white (female). Females have a white line above and below each eye, with the brown mottling on the breast continuing to the belly. Males have a brown head and neck with a short mane of dark feathers at the back (the other common name for this species is 'Maned Duck'). The bill small and grey.

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What habitats does Chenonetta jubata live in?

Freshwater wetlands, grasslands and lightly wooded areas

What is the distribution of Chenonetta jubata?

Eastern and south-western mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Chenonetta jubata grow?

Bill to tail length is up to 50 cm

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