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Endemic to Australia.
Open margins of wetlands, swamps, shallow lake edges, saltflats and semi-arid regions.
Normally only found inland, but can irrupt after good breeding seasons and appear anywhere - coastal or urban areas.
The diet includes seeds, vegetation and insects.
The breed in swamps near open water. A cup-shaped nest is formed from stalks, twigs and leaves, then lined with grass and feathers. The clutch consists of 5-7 pale green eggs, which are incubated for about 20 days.
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