Australian Wood DuckScientific name: Chenonetta jubata
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 http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal
Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html