Tuesday, 26 June 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Australian Wood Ducks

These are Australian Wood Ducks.  They seemed very at home in the wet and flooded roadsides around the house we stayed in a few weeks ago at Lorne.
They were a little less accommodating than the “Balcony Birds” of previous posts, and made up for their photogenic nature being leaving an unbelievable amount of bird poo everywhere!  My kids seem to find this funny!
This bird goes by the scientific name of Chenonetta jubata , but there is a deal of controversy about what other ducks its related to.  It could be a dabbling duck, but then again it could be a shellduck – what it unquestionably is, is good looking!
You can find more birds at the equally good looking World Bird Wednesday.
You can find the post on my other blog that feature these ducks here.
Enjoy the birds.

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the tiniest little bill ever! :)

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous birds!

heyBJK said...

Handsome ducks! Your wood ducks are completely different from ours.

Bryan said...

Pretty birds Stewart. I like the speckled front.
Thanks,
Bryan

mick said...

Great photos. There is a small flock that lives on the roads and spare blocks around here and they are fun to watch. They seem to have worked out how to avoid the traffic!

Hilary said...

Such sweet looking birds.. and quite different from our wood ducks. Thanks for sharing them.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of a beautiful wood duks.
Wishing you a good day :)

darlin said...

Now aren't these ducks the most adorable creatures? I love the photos, the clarity and color are phenomenal, you done good Stewart! :-) Yes I'm tired tonight, that's when my gooder English comes out... no more writing for me tonight!

Cheers and g'nite.

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, your wood ducks are pretty. Great photos. Have a wonderful day.

Gary said...

They are good looking!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Very good photos!
Happy WBW to you!

Springman said...

Maybe it's my imagination but I swear I can see your reflection in the Wood-ducks eye on number two...
Your right, Ecobirder did post the picture I'm still dreaming about getting of the Yellow-headed blackbird. An unintentional tease I'm sure. A least I've been within a hundred yards of one now and got a picture, I count that as a Tick&Pic. Extra points!

Phil said...

Hi Stewart. Yes an interesting duck. A new one to me and with my unaccustomed eye its head shape reminds me of a Brent Goose, but I can see some similarity to our Shelduck. Good to see you had lots of rain too - just like being back in the UK huh?

Adam Jones said...

What fantastic looking ducks, and wonderful shots.

Hilke Breder said...

A really dandy duck! Looks too lady-like to make a mess, but appearances can deceive.

Island Rambles Blog said...

so different from our wood ducks but a very pretty one...I am so fond of ducks and not many people post pictures of them so thanks for sharing this and please more ducks!!

bailey-road.com said...

What beautiful ducks! Their bills are so small!

Karen said...

Those are good looking ducks Stewart, even if they do poo a lot!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Greetings from Brasov!

Dave said...

A new duck for me also Stewart. It certainly looks small and dainty, is it?

Pat Tillett said...

VERY nice! I haven't seen these ducks before, but I like them!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a wonderful looking bird, splendid images~