Alternative Names: Australian Wood Duck, Maned Goose
- Chenonetta jubata
44–56 cm (17½-22 in)
- Black "mane" at the back of the head (not always erect)
Female: white stripes above and below the eye and mottled underparts
Lightly wooded swamps and marshes.
They nest in a tree hole. The clutch consists of 8-12 eggs.
They feed mostly by grazing, but also dabble and up-ends in shallow water, feeding on aquatic plants.
Male gives long, drawn-out mewing call that is both mournful and distinctive, and the female gives a similar vocalization to encourage her partner to mate. Flocks chatter when feeding.
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