Birds of Australia
Common Name: Australian Wood Duck a.k.a. Maned Duck
Scientific Name: Chenonetta jubata
Male Australian Wood Duck, Budgewoi, NSW Dec 2012.
Australian Wood Ducks were previously known as Maned Duck (or Goose) however the IOC and Clements who have retained the original name. As it is often called a Wood Duck for short causing confusion with the American species which is officially called the Wood Duck (Aix sponsa).
Female Australian Wood Duck, Budgewoi, NSW Dec 2012.
A pair of Australian Wood Ducks - male on left at Budgewoi, NSW April 2014
Female Australian Wood Duck at Budgewoi, NSW April 2014