Native to SOuthern Australia where it can be found in marshes, shallow lakes, short grasslands and pastures. The male is shown above. Females are often smaller and much duller than males, with white patch around eye and white ring at the base of the bill. Adults breed when they are two to three years old and lay 8 up to 14 eggs, which hatch after 30 days. They can be very aggressive during the breeding season.