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.
These ducks often rest on fallen logs and sand areas during the day.
Inland wetlands, occasionally coastal wetlands.
South-western and south-eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Endangered
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern