Freckled Duck

The freckled duck is a waterfowl species endemic to Australia. The freckled duck has also been referred to as the monkey duck or oatmeal duck.

Very finely-speckled dark-grayish duck with a dark eye and an obvious peaked crown. Beak is strongly curved like a ski-jump. Breeding males have a red base to their bill. Upper-wing is dark, while ​the ​under-wing is paler gray.

Generally uncommon; found beside inland waterholes and ponds.​ We saw them in the Breenhold Gardens​

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