Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Australian Wood Duck

The Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata used to be called the Maned Duck. Yeah yeah. Right. They are always changing names. I discovered last weekend that the Black-winged Stilt is actually the White-headed Stilt.

These following images of an accommodating [relatively] pair were taken on the Macalister River at Maffra. The male has a mane!!

Downside to the species:
* defecating everywhere [especially paddocks - can't be good for bovine or ovine health]
* having a pathetic drawn out 'waaa' for a voice Simpson & Day

* they are a pretty bird
* and the boy has a mane!

Australian Wood Duck drake with mane
Australian Wood Duck duck
Her again

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