Mainly vegetarian. Green grasses, herbs, sedges, aquatic vegetation, aquatic insects.
Habitat: Freshwater or saline wetlands.
Incubation: 28-34 days / 8-11 eggs
Social structure: Pairs, family or larger groups.
Weight: Male 955g max, female 984g max
Lifespan: 22 under human care
Estimated population in the wild: Stable
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
The male attracts a mate with a ‘burp’ display, holding its head high, spreading its feathers and erecting its mane while uttering a wheezy call.