French: Tadorne d’Australie German: Halsbandkasarka Spanish: Tarro australiano
Other common names:
Jardine and Selby
New South Wales, Australia
SW & SE Australia and Tasmania; New Zealand.
55–72 cm; male 990–1980 g, female 878–1850 g; wingspan 94–132 cm. Unmistakable, as only other Australian shelduck, Radjah radjah, is overall... read more
Noisy, especially in flight, giving loud, resonant honking calls: adult male gives low-pitched... read more
Shallow freshwater and brackish lakes, lagoons, billabongs and waste-water treatment plants,... read more
Food and feeding
Combination of vegetable matter (leaves and seeds of plants, sedges and algae) and animal food (aquatic invertebrates, mostly insects,... read more
Starts mid Jun/Jul and egg-laying may continue until late Sept; breeding recorded between Jun and Dec in SE part of Western Australia. In... read more
Largely sedentary in two main breeding centres, with wide range dispersal of up to several hundred... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and abundant, increasing and expanding in recent years, especially in Western Australia, where widespread in arid SE... read more
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