(Birdlife International 2016)
(Frith 1967; Carboneras and Kirwan 2018, except as noted)
The Freckled Duck can range across much of Australia, particularly during drought or after rainy periods.
This duck only breeds in southwestern and southeastern Australia.
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Freckled Duck are mainly found in freshwater habitats of southeastern Australia.
Freckled Duck are found in the same habitat as other waterfowl, including Black Swans (left), Pacific Black Ducks, and Magpie Geese.
During the day, Freckled Ducks often rest on shore, in dense vegetation, or in open water.
Image credit: © Ed Dunens via Flickr. CC by 2.0; some rights reserved.
Image location: Lake Wendouree, Victoria, Australia