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Australian Wood Duck

If you live near a wetland you may be visited by a resident family of Marangana. They have a particular appetite for well manicured lawns!

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Noongar Names: Marangana

Scientific Name: Chenonetta jubata

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Australian Wood Ducks has adapted well to urban areas and farmlands

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Tree hollows and constructed nest boxes

Diet: Vegetation and invertebrates

Water: Bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Pest control, seed dispersal

ReWild Benefits

Ducks help control pest and disperse seeds throughout the landscape. If you want to know more about native birds visit BirdLife Australia. Record your sightings on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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