General Description

Male body red-brown, head and neck black, bill blue when breeding. Female body grey-brown with short faint stripes, bill dark grey. Body up to 44 cm long.


Blue-billed Ducks are nomadic, moving to different areas in different seasons. They hold their stiff tails flat on the water when swimming or floating on the surface.


South-western and south-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Deep, permanent water or open lakes.

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