Freckled Duck, Stictonetta naevosa
Image location: Lake Wendouree, Victoria, Australia
Order: Anseriformes — ducks, geese, swans, screamers, waterfowl
Family: Anatidae — ducks, geese, swans
Species: Stictonetta naevosa — Freckled Duck
Sources: Carboneras and Kirwan (2018); Integrated Taxonomic Information System (2018)
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Many thanks to Prof. Richard Kingsford for providing expert content review of this fact sheet.
Prof. Kingsford has studied the ecology of Australian rivers, wetlands, and waterbirds for more than 30 years. As Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of New South Wales–Sydney, he is a well-known expert on water use and river policy in Australia, as well as how water/wetland management practices influence wildlife populations and distributions.
Some of Prof. Kingsford’s other recent work has investigated the use of new technologies for monitoring bird breeding colonies, how citizen scientists can help to monitor bird biodiversity, and the habitat use of aquatic Australian mammals and reptiles.
Prof. Kingsford has been recognized with several prestigious awards for his research and science communication efforts, including Wetlands International’s Luc Hoffmann Medal for Wetland Science and Conservation and the Australian Museum’s Eureka Prize.
In addition to research and teaching, Prof. Kingsford also serves as a scientific advisor to many communities and governments in the Murray-Darling Basin region.
To learn more about Prof. Kingsford, view his UNSW research profile.
Thank you to Fatima Lujan for sharing her knowledge of bird husbandry for the Managed Care section of this fact sheet.
Ms. Lujan, Senior Keeper at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, has been a bird keeper for 15 years. Her passion for birds was first sparked while caring for a Red-tailed Hawk at the Virginia Zoo. At the Safari Park, Ms. Lujan is part of the team that cares for the birds of Walkabout Australia and Condor Ridge.
Thank you to Phoebe Vaughan for sharing her knowledge of duck husbandry for the Managed Care section of this fact sheet.
Ms. Vaughan, an aviculturist at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre for the past 10 years, is responsible for the breeding, health, and welfare of many kinds of waterfowl and endangered birds. She also helps to lead Slimbridge’s conservation education efforts by giving visitor tours, sharing her expertise at public events and on television programs, and writing Slimbridge’s Duck Diary blog. This is her May 2016 post about the breeding of Freckled Duck at Slimbridge. To learn more about Phoebe, see her interview with WWT.