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Maned Duck

Maned Duck

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Scientific Name:

Chenonetta jubata


Australia, Tasmania.


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

Dimensions: 44-56cm


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.

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