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The Australian Wood Duck (the ducks you usually see at the UQ duckpond) and how to distinguish the males from the females.

Males have the darker head and a small dark mane, with a speckled brown-grey breast and a black lower belly and undertail.

The females, however, have a paler head with two white stripes, above and below the eye, a speckled breast and flanks, with a white lower belly and undertail.

Therefore …


It seems like the left-most one is male while the one that's leading the family is female.

I'm glad we finally figured that out!

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