The Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata) also called the Maned Duck is very common throughout Australia and can be found in most suburban parks and waterways. They are also seen in woodland areas often perching in the trees. The male is on the left, front and has the darker head, while the female behind to the right is more speckled and has a lighter-coloured head. Here they are seen in the Darebin Parklands in Melbourne.
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and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme.
The Australian Wood Duck is beautiful, great photo.
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Australian birds are always fascinating to the outsider! I’ve never seen these.ReplyDelete
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Hello,:=) I associate Wood Ducks with bright colours, but these Australian Wood Ducks have subdued colours and lovely markings on their feathers.They are very beautiful. :=)ReplyDelete
very nice ducks !ReplyDelete
They are so pretty!ReplyDelete
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