Freckled ducks (Stictonetta naevosa) are a species of monotypic ducks native to Australia. As their common name suggests, they have a dark grey plumage that is freckled with lighter spots of grey. The drakes are larger and tend to be more darkly colored. Both sexes have a very characteristic up-turned bill, which aids them in their filter feeding efforts. Males acquire a bright red coloration at the base of their bill during the breeding season. They are somewhat clumsy on land, and they are a fairly calm duck. I personally enjoy this species a lot and look forward to working with them.
I would like to give a shout out to Sylvan Heights Bird Park for allowing me the opportunity to acquire this fabulous species!