Common Name: Australian Wood Duck
Scientific Name: Chenonetta jubata
Distribution and habitat: Australian Wood Ducks are found in most parts of Australia. They live in grasslands, open woodlands, wetlands, flooded pastures and along the coast in inlets and bays.
Feeding: The Australian Wood Duck mostly eats grasses, clover and other plants. It sometimes eats insects. It finds food in shallow water or on wet grasslands.
Breeding: Australian Wood Ducks breed between September and November or after good rains. They nest in a hole in a tree above or near water. The female lays 8 – 10 eggs. The ducklings hatch after 28 days and walk and swim soon after hatching.
Did you know? Young Australian Wood Ducks remain with their parents for up to a month after fledging.