Dark wood-brown, with pale feather-margins: speculum dark green to purple, edged black. Head pattern: crown blackish, face and throat whitish to yellow-buff with two black stripes. Bill dark-grey, legs dull-yellow or grey-brown.
Diurnal, Nest varies from a mere scrape to a substantial tructure of grass and reeds, on the ground, in reeds or in a cavity in a tree.
Wetlands Grassland Woodland, Inland waters and fringing forests; floodplains; Streams lakes and swamps.
July August September October November December, 8 to14 ; creamy white eggs nest of grass lined with feathers in tree or reeds or grass . gregarious at all seasons, but disperses in single pairs to breed. Incubation period 26-28 days and young take about 50 days to fledge.
Kakadu National Park
Omnivore, Aquatic life and plants; insects and small aquatic invertebrates.
|| Pacific Black Duck
|| Anas superciliosa
|| Least Concern
|| Male 500-610
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