The Maned “Goose” is a medium-sized duck with highly distinctive, goose-like features, a plump body, long legs, and a small, stubby bill. The male has mostly black plumage; a brown-gray breast speckled by black and white spots; gray flanks streaked with fine black marks; and a dark line running from the shoulder along the tertial feathers. The female is similar to the male, though she has a paler head, a white eyebrow, and a second white stripe below the eye.
Scientific Name: Chenonetta jubata
Native to: Australia
Average Length: 18”
Average Weight: 1.81 lbs.
Maned “Goose” (Australian Wood Duck)
Photo Credit: Andreas Trepte