Freckled Duck (species: Stictonetta naevosa) in Murray Valley NP (Gaia Guide)
Stictonetta naevosa
Freckled Duck

©Leo: Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) in breeding plumage shown the red at the top of the bill

©Benjamint444: Female Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Genus Stictonetta
Species Stictonetta naevosa
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 52 cm to 59 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Males
  • From 48 cm to 54 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Females


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is native to southern Australia. �It prefers large, well-vegetated swamps, but moves to open water after breeding or in dry periods. (Wikipedia)


The Freckled Duck feeds by dabbling in shallow water, often by wading near the edge.

Web resources


  • Simpson, K., N. Day and P. Trusler (2004). Field Guide to Birds of Australia: 7th Edition Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria.