PORT PHILLIP BAY


Freckled Duck 

Stictonetta naevosa

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Anseriformes
Family:
Anatidae
Genus:
Stictonetta
Species:
naevosa

General Description

Body dark grey-brown and mottled with fine white patches. Bill dark grey, or with orange base (if breeding). Wings white underneath. Body up to 60 cm long.

Biology

These ducks often rest on fallen logs and sand areas during the day.

Habitat

Inland wetlands, occasionally coastal wetlands.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

South-western and south-eastern Australia.

Species Group

Birds Ducks, geese and swans

Max Size

60 cm

Diet

Omnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Endangered
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Freckled Duck, Stictonetta naevosa, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 25 Nov 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7965

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