French: Canard à crinière German: Mähnenente Spanish: Pato de crin
Other common names: Australian Wood Duck
New South Wales, Australia.
Australia (mainly in SW & E) and Tasmania.
44–56 cm; male 700–955 g, female 662–984 g; wingspan 78–80 cm. Structure reminiscent of small Chloephaga, with plump body, relatively long... read more
Male gives long, drawn-out mewing call that is both mournful and distinctive, and female uses... read more
Favours freshwater marshes, waste stabilization ponds and farm dams with abundant grazing, often... read more
Food and feeding
Essentially vegetarian; green grasses, herbs, sedges and, in winter, some aquatic vegetation. Most food is obtained by grazing on dry land... read more
Starts mainly Jul/Aug, but season variable and can occur year-round, depending on rainfall. Monogamous with long-term pair-bonds. In single... read more
Mostly sedentary, perhaps occupying same waterbody throughout life but also somewhat dispersive,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally very common and has been suggested that total numbers are in excess of 500,000 birds, perhaps even 1,000,0000. Regarded as... read more
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