The male Australian Wood Duck has a dark brown head and upper neck, dark eyes, short dark beak, mostly pale grey body, mottled brown-grey breast, black lower belly and black under-tail, grey wings with black primaries and a white speculum. The Australian Wood Duck resembles a small goose.
The female is paler with a white stripe above and below the eye, mottled breast and flanks, and white lower belly and white undertail
Typical Adult is 45-51cm (18-20in).
Mainly grazes on grasses, clover, and crops. Also dabbles in shallow water for aquatic plants, and occasionally insects.
Wetlands, lakes, rivers, lightly wooded swamps, marshes, open woodland, farmland and grasslands throughout much of Australia, and Tasmania.
Usually September to November.
9 to 11 (pale creamy-white colour).
River Cottage's collection of Geese changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock
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