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Encyclopedia > Chenonetta jubata
Maned Duck
Male

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Chenonetta
Species: jubata
Binomial name
Chenonetta jubata
(Latham, 1802)


The Maned Duck, Chenonetta jubata, is a dabbling duck found throughout much of Australia.


Its habitat is lightly wooded swamps and marshes. This abundant duck nests in a tree hole laying 8-12 eggs.


The male is grey with a dark brown head and mottled breast. The female has white stripes above and below the eye and mottled underparts. Both sexes have grey wings with black primaries and a white speculum.


This 45_51cm duck looks like a small goose, and feeds mostly by grazing. It rarely swims.


Reference

  • Wildfowl by Madge and Burn, ISBN 0-7470-2201-1



  Results from FactBites:
 
Maned Duck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (175 words)
The Maned Duck, Chenonetta jubata, is a dabbling duck found throughout much of Australia.
The flightless, aberrant New Zealand species Chenonetta finschi (Finsch's Duck) which was formerly believed to constitute a monotypic genus (Euryanas) has been determined to belong to Chenonetta.
It became extinct before scientists could properly survey the New Zealand avifauna, but possibly as late as 1870.
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