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Alternative name: (Australian) White-eyed Duck
45 cm long but reaching 60 cm sometimes. Chocolate-brown above, with rufous flanks and white undersides. Underside of the wings are white. In the male, the eyes are a striking white, in the female, brown.
Lakes, swamps and rivers with deep, still water, but are often seen in smaller streams, flooded grasslands, and shallow pools.
Diet includes small aquatic creatures, and water weeds.
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