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Chenonetta jubata

Australian Wood Duck at Jerrabomberra, NSW

Chenonetta jubata at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 1 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Chenonetta jubata 4 Oct 2021 Liam.m
Chenonetta jubata 4 Oct 2021 Steve_Bok

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16 ducklings seems like a lot?

3 comments

Liam.m wrote:
   4 Oct 2021
I have seen pair with up to 25 ducklings, not exactly sure how this happens. Maybe someone else will?
Liam.m wrote:
   4 Oct 2021
My one theory is maybe they 'adopt' other pairs' ducklings
natureguy wrote:
   4 Oct 2021
I think Liam is correct that they will "adopt" other family's ducklings. I have seen a couple of pairs with 20+ ducklings in a few places. Most sources online cite 8-11 as a "usual" clutch size, so I would think 20 would not be from just 1 pair as it seems excessively large. Either way, most often they have far fewer than 16 Ducklings, usually 5-10 in my experience (often quite a few will disappear throughout the course of parenting).

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Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok Callidiopis praecox (A longhorn beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Anisolabididae (family) (Unidentified wingless earwig) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Platisus sp. (genus) (Flat bark beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Gryllacrididae (family) (Unidentified Raspy Cricket) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 27 Dec 2018 by SandraH Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 27 Dec 2018 by SandraH Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jan 2018 by RodDeb Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jan 2018 by RodDeb Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jan 2018 by RodDeb
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Callidiopis praecox (A longhorn beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Anisolabididae (family) (Unidentified wingless earwig) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Platisus sp. (genus) (Flat bark beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Gryllacrididae (family) (Unidentified Raspy Cricket) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 27 Dec 2018 by SandraH
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 27 Dec 2018 by SandraH
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jan 2018 by RodDeb
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jan 2018 by RodDeb
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jan 2018 by RodDeb

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Oct 2021 03:45 PM Recorded on
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