Australian Wood Duck
A duck out of water
The Australian Wood Duck is the least aquatic of all Australian ducks and is commonly seen grazing on grass and herbs. They nest in tree hollows, sometimes up to a kilometre from the water.
The first flight
The female duck teaches her newborn ducklings to fly by repeatedly flying between the nest and the ground, calling out to her young along the way.
Male and female Australian Wood Duck pairs form very strong bonds, often remaining with the same mate for life.