Australian Wood DuckScientific name: Chenonetta jubata

Meaning of name: Chenonetta is from the Greek words chen, meaning goose, and netta, meaning duck. Jubata is from the Latin word jubatus, meaning maned.

Aboriginal name: Maranganna (mar’ang’an’nar).

Distribution: There are two populations in Australia, east and west. They are separated by the arid zone along the Wester Australia border with South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Description: Up to 48cm long with an 80cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 1,720km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 9 years 1.3 months after being banded (information as at 14 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2 

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme