Australia's native ducks
The swan, geese and duck family, the Anatidae family, has 23 common members in Australia.They are all birds of the wetlands with waterproof plumage, webbed feet and flattened bills. Duck types include diving ducks, filter-feeders and dabblers. The Magpie Goose is in its separate family group, the Anseranatidae.
Photo: The Hardhead duck (60 cm) is Australia’s only true diving duck, able to feed in deep water, taking plant material and shellfish. It is found across most of Australia.