13 April, 2012

Maned Duck

Scientific Name: Chenonetta jubata

Population Estimate: 200K - 2M

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia, where found in wetlands throughout most of the continent, including Tasmania.

Field Notes: Overall grey duck with dark brown head and black mane as shown in bottom photo. Speckled breast and black under tail coverts. Female with distinctive eye striping.

Personal Notes: Seen at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. Also known as Australian Wood Duck.

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