Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Australian Wood Ducks ?

These ducks were wandering across the paddock on our recent trip up the coast. I have no idea what type of duck they are, but they certainly are not the ducks that I am used to on the lake just down the road from home. They look very similar to the ducks on this site which are Australian Wood Ducks. Considering the distribution map on the site, these ducks could possibly be the same.

1 comment:

Christine said...

I think you may be right, Jenny. The one on that web site is probably the male, a much more vibrant markings, but very similar nonetheless. Perhaps your ducks were juveniles or both girls?

Great photos,
Thanks and Hooroo,