19 July 2012

Maned (Wood) Ducks

Seen recently when on a morning walk near to home; wood ducks as they're commonly referred.  They'll often fly up into the gum trees; quite high.  My Readers Digest Birds of Australia book tells me their voice is: nasal 'mnow'.   Guess you'd have to be an ornithologist to have got that one together.  I can piece it together to the sound of the duck, but I'd never have thought to describe it that way.






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16 comments:

Renae said...

Your bird photographs turned out lovely!

Thank you for 2 things; your comment on my 2nd husband post (I said yes -- he said ok) and your joining me on my site!!

TexWisGirl said...

adorable! such tiny little bills!

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the wood ducks.

Thank you for visiting my site.

Pat said...

What beautiful, rather elegant-looking ducks!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

These are very different from the wood ducks we have here.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures of some beautiful ducks)

schöngeist for two said...

Die Ente sieht sehr hübsch aus, ganz anders wie in Deutschland!
Schöne Musterung..

Lieben Gruss Elke

Dianne said...

Wood-Ducks have such pretty little faces. Lovely top capture Carole.

heyBJK said...

Very handsome and delicate looking ducks! Their plumage is beautiful! Much different from our wood ducks.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Wood Ducks! Great shots, Carole! Have a wonderful day.

Lessandra said...

That is a beautiful duck! Hear is a link to a wood duck sound: http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/view_default.asp?sortBy=has+audio&viewType=list&curFamilyID=235

holdingmoments said...

A very handsome duck Carole.

Beth said...

what a gorgeous bird. such character. i love how you can see all the details in the feathers. too awesome. (:

Stewart M said...

Great ducks - I got some shots of these a few weeks ago as well.

Welcome to the new WBW.

Stewart M - Australia

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful little Duck, but they look closer related to a Goose.

NatureFootstep said...

can´t remember seeing this one before. It is very nice. I guess the first one is the male. :)