Waterfowl

WATERFOWL

Waterfowl includes all the different ducks and geese that can be seen on the river or in an aviary from the wild Mallard to the rare Patagonian Crested Duck. There is also 2 species of swan – the Australian Black and the South American Black-necked.

Australian Black Swan

Cygnus atratus

There are seven species of  Swan and of those five are white, the other unusual one is the Black-necked Swan from South America. The Black Swan is the only member of the family that breeds in colonies with nests spaced only a few metres apart. They build a bulky nest...

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White Faced Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna viduata

General: As the name implies, they are noisy birds with a clear three-note whistling call. The male and female are identical in which you can't tell the difference at all. These ducks live in a variety of wetland areas, they prefer bodies of fresh water in open areas. When it...

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Wild Mallard Duck

Anas platyrhynchos

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