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Australia’s rarest waterfowl, the Freckled Duck breeds in swamps in inland Australia. During the breeding season, the male’s bill becomes crimson at the base.

frecked duck standing side profile

Did You Know?

The Freckled Duck is also known as Canvasback, Oatmeal Duck, Speckled Duck, Monkey Duck and the Diamantina Duck.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Stictonetta naevosa


Zoo Location:
Roo Valley

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