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Breeding season from June to January in southern Australia. Nests in tree hollows or undergrowth. Clutch size is between 7 and 12 eggs and incubation is approximately 30 days. Parental care is by the female. Often 2 broods are raised each year.
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Bold, black stripe running across the face from bill to behind the eye. Bright, glossy, green patch in secondary flight feathers.
Omnivore. Mainly vegetarian eating the seeds of aquatic plants. Diet is supplemented with small invertebrates including molluscs and aquatic insects.
Frequents all types of water, from isolated forest pools to tidal mudflats. Found in urban areas.
Native to Australia
The male has a quick "raab raabraaab" when disturbed or a whispered "fraank fraank" or loud "peep". The female has a descending "quark, quark, quark" or persistent quacks.
Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
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The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.