Bookmark Icon Navigation Image, 7 clouds Our Photo Album, you can upload your pictures to share Garden Tips, Plant Picture Archive and Garden visit reports Bring Wildlife to your garden, Wildlife Picture Archive Flower Arranging, User Profiles & Links Please visit our Advertisers & Sponsors Fun & Games - for when it Rains Ask a question in our Gardening Forums
Chatroom Status
Home Over the garden gate

Able to help us with this category? email the webmaster for details


« Back Wildfowl (Rest of the World)

Duck, Freckled (Stictonetta naevosa)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK
 


Duck, Freckled (Stictonetta naevosa)

This Picture Has been Viewed 1358 times since 28 April 2004


Go to Ecard Page

The Freckled Duck is a moderatly large, broad billed duck. It is a rare bird (classified as endangered) found in inland south-eastern Australia and south Western Australia. Such is its status that it is protected in all states and it is an offence to shoot them. Their habitat is generally in fresh, densely vegetated waters, particularly floodwater swamps and creeks vegetated with lignum or canegrass. It is a quiet duck, seldom making any noise. Its future survival depends not upon hunters but upon the existance of suitable habitat being lost to farming and an increasingly dry climate.


For a stricter search check this box 

 


Home   Album   Cottage   Garden   Wildlife   Play area   Market   Forum   Chat