Presentation on theme: "Musk Duck The Musk Duck is a very common duck to the Macquarie Marshes and they Can live up to twenty years and is a beautiful duck."— Presentation transcript:
Musk Duck The Musk Duck is a very common duck to the Macquarie Marshes and they Can live up to twenty years and is a beautiful duck
Scientific Name Biziura lobata Df Male Musk duck hanging its lob out.
About A Female Musk Duck Female Musk Ducks are a dark grey brown colour and they can grow up to be Forty five to fifty five centimetres long and the females have two legs And can have up to ten eggs. Female Musk Duck swimming.
Colour Of The Eggs The eggs colour is a light blue with black writhers all over the eggs shell. gfggf Musk Ducks eggs and nest.
About A Male Musk Duck The male Musk Ducks are different to the females they have two legs but they are a different size to the female. The male is sixty to seventy centimetres Long and are more of a light brown than a dark brown like the female. Male Musk Duck swimming
The Diet A Musk Ducks diet is about eating anything they lay their eyes on. Like water beetles, yabbies, fresh water shellfish and aquatic plants And a few fish Theses are images of what a Musk Duck eats.
What The Nest Is Made Of A Musk Ducks nest is made up of twigs that have fallen off trees Dead leaves and leaves that are green and ripe.
The Environment A Musk Duck Nests In The Musk Duck does not nest in trees they usually nest on little islands in the water. The water would be very deep and the nest would not be near land and they can also nest in high reeds so they are seen by predators.
Life Cycle The life cycle of a Musk Duck. It breeds and it forms into an egg. The egg Becomes a duckling. The duckling becomes a grown up duck and Breeds, lays some eggs and when it becomes old it dies.
About The Eggs When a female Musk Duck breeds it lays up two ten eggs. The eggs are a dark blue with black writhers on them. It takes the Eggs one month until the eggs hatch. Till the eggs start to fly their mother brings there Food to the nest. When the eggs start to fly after two weeks They have the ability two catch their own food and they Dont go back to the nest
Threatened Or Not Just so we all know the Musk Duck is not threatened Or endangered because it seems when people catch them they Dont know what they taste like and they say that There not the best duck to eat.
How we can help We can help the Musk Duck species by not shooting them Not taking their eggs and eating them and destroying there Nests.
My Bibliography (Publication date) 12 th May 2010 Title of articial –Wikipedia [Online] Access date-(23 rd June 2010) Access date [3 rd August 2010] Title of articial-google images [Online] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musk_Duck