Saturday 6 November 2021


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.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme
and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme.


  1. Hello Nick,
    The Australian Wood Duck is beautiful, great photo.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for your comment, link and visit.

  2. Australian birds are always fascinating to the outsider! I’ve never seen these.

    best… mae at

  3. 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. :=)

  4. They are so pretty!

    My latest post:


Feel free to comment, I'd really like to hear from you!
Please do not use this comment box to advertise your goods and services!