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Chenonetta jubata

Australian Wood Duck at Watson, ACT

Chenonetta jubata at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
Chenonetta jubata at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
Chenonetta jubata at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
Chenonetta jubata at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Chenonetta jubata 14 Jan 2022 Liam.m
Chenonetta jubata 14 Jan 2022 natureguy
Unidentified 14 Jan 2022 MAX

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"Scene of a crime" : Can anyone ID this poor hapless victim ? Fell prey to predation, on a Nature strip, Antill street Watson, CTS10 The Fair (CAT CONTAINMENT ZONE !! ) . Approx size is about Rock Pigeon sized. I could not locate Head or feet to assist with ID. The Green Wing feather stripe appears to most distinguishing feature ? Wood Ducks regularly graze here, but this bird seems wrong size and colour pattern for that ?

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natureguy wrote:
   14 Jan 2022
Pretty sure it is a Wood Duck, mostly grey plumage, black on the edges, and the green iridescent area narrows down the possibilities quite a lot. There are also a few feathers that are finely speckled in the first image, which match the body feathers of a Wood Duck.
MAX wrote:
   15 Jan 2022
Many Thanks " NatureGuy" and others. A Q? For you please. From the predation scene, and pattern of feather distribution, can you suggest the likely predator Culprit ?, eg. Fox, Cat, Domestic Dog ?
Any suggestions ? Of interest to know as this incident happened within the boundaries of The FAIR CTS10, which is a Designated CAT CONTAINMENT Zone !

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Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by MAX
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by BillieF
Solanum linearifolium (Kangaroo Apple) at Watson, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by MAX
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Watson, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by MAX
Miturgidae sp. (family) (False wolf spider) at Watson, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by MAX
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Watson, ACT - 13 Apr 2020 by MAX
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Watson, ACT - 15 Dec 2017 by MAX
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Watson, ACT - 14 Dec 2017 by MAX
Hippotion celerio (Vine Hawk Moth) at Watson, ACT - 10 Mar 2017 by MAX
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Watson, ACT - 19 Mar 2015 by MAX

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 14 Jan 2022 03:03 PM Recorded on
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