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  • Australian Wood Duck
    By Prem Patel
  • Organization
    The scientific name for the Australian Wood Duck is Chenonetta jubata.
    it is a dabbling duck found mostly in Australia, meaning that they feed mainly at the surface rather than by diving.
    The male is grey with a dark brown head with a feathery front side, and the female has white stripes above and below its eyes, both of them have grey wings.
    The Ringed Teal is its closest living relative.
    Australian Wood Duck flies fairly slowly and low through the trees if disturbed. In random manner, it can fly swiftly and easily. It is an accomplished flier.
    Adult Male
    Adult Female
  • Growth and Development
    After hatching, the ducklings jump down from the nest tree and make their way to water. The mother calls them to her, but does not help them in any way. The ducklings may jump from heights of up to 88 meters (290 ft) without injury.
    They prefer nesting over water so the young have a soft landing, but will nest up to 140 m (150 yd) away from the shoreline.
    The day after they hatch, the young climb to the nest entrance and jump to the ground. The baby ducks can swim and find their own food by this time. After a while, it goes on its own.
  • Reproduction
    Australian Wood Duck nests in cavities in trees or in nest-boxes above or near water. Nest is made with a pile of down.
    Females typically lay between 7 and 15 white-tan eggs that incubate for an average of 30 days.
    If the incubation fails, the females dump the eggs.
    After hatching, the ducklings jump down from the nest tree and make their way to water. The mother calls them to her, but does not help them in any way. The ducklings may jump from heights of up to 88 meters (290 ft) without injury.
    They prefer nesting over water so the young have a soft landing, but will nest up to 140 m (150 yd) away from the shoreline.
    The day after they hatch, the young climb to the nest entrance and jump to the ground. The baby ducks can swim and find their own food by this time. After a while, it goes on its own.
  • Adaptation
    The Australian Wood Duck’s habitat includes lightly wooded swamps, marshes, open woodland and grassland.
    The Australian Wood Duck dabbles in shallow water and feeds on grasslands, and sometimes small insects, berries and seeds, making them omnivores.
    Australian Wood Duck is widespread in Australia, mainly in eastern and western parts, and also in Tasmania.
    It also has very sharp claws so that it can climb trees.
  • The End