Male body red-brown, head and neck black, bill blue when breeding. Female body grey-brown with short faint stripes, bill dark grey. Body up to 44 cm long.
Blue-billed Ducks are nomadic, moving to different areas in different seasons. They hold their stiff tails flat on the water when swimming or floating on the surface.
Deep, permanent water or open lakes.
South-western and south-eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Endangered
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Near Threatened