Freckled Duck


Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa)

De Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) is een duck uit de familie van de water birds that includes ducks, geese, and swans (Anatidae).


Nederlandse naam:
Engelse naam:
Freckled Duck
Duitse naam:
Franse naam:
Stictonette tachet
Wetenschappelijke naam:
Stictonetta naevosa

Taxonomische indeling



Uiterlijke kenmerken:

Entire Body uniform dark grey-brown, minutely freckled all over with buff or whitish markings on every feather. freckles smallest on head and neck, which therefore appear darker, and largest on underparts, which thus appear paler, especially on lower belly , flanks and undertail- converts, where the freckles merge into vermiculations. Head proportionately large and slight crest, giving distinct small peak to rear crown and persenting an almost triangular profile. Deep broad bill, flattened towards tip , slate grey with basal third a bright orange-red. Legs and feet dark grey. In flight, upperwing-converts freckled, put underwing-coverts whitish, blotched and edged dull brown; flight feathers dark brown above, pale brown below.

Slightly smaller and paler overall with rather larger frekles. Lacks Red on bill.

Lighter brown with deep buff freckles. 


The freckled duck is a highly compatible species, with various establishments holding this species in groups of various sizes, sex ratios and species with no interspecific or intraspecific aggression. However, there has been limited success with breeding programs when housed in mixed exhibits.

Behavioural considerations are another consideration to take into account when holding a captive population of freckled ducks. The most important of these considerations is the possibility of imprinting on a subject other than the mother. Imprinting is an instinctual phenomenon that occurs early on in life whereby the juvenile establishes a long lasting behavioural response to the parent (or another animal, person or thing that is present during the crucial imprinting period). Imprinting on human keepers is a serious consideration, as hatchlings require the mother to learn important behaviour traits including vocalisations, feeding, and other important attributes.

Maten en Gewicht

Lengte man:
De man (woerd) van de Freckled Duck heeft een lichaamslengte van ongeveer 51-56 centimeters. De vrouw (pop) heeft een lichaamslengte van ongeveer 51-56 centimeters.
Gewicht man:
Het mannetje weegt ongeveer 725-950 gram. Het vrouwtje weegt ongeveer 725-950 gram.
Het gewicht is notoir variabel en kan alleen als indicatie worden gebruikt!

Nesting usually occurs between October and December but can take place at other times when conditions are favourable. Nests are usually located in dense vegetation at or near water level and are made from finely woven twigs with a layer of down. Males remain with females during early incubation, but the female does all of the incubation and rearing of the young. 

Het vrouwtje Freckled Duck legt doorgaans zo'n 5-9 creamy white, glossy, smooth and almost perfectly oval eieren het broeden duurt 28-30 dagen.

Kunstmatig broeden:

De ideale relatieve luchtvochtigheid voor het uitbroeden van de meeste watervogeleieren is 55% voor grondbroeders en 40% bij holenbroeders. De temperatuur is meestal 37,4° C. Stel ventilatie in zoals aanbevolen door de fabrikant van de broedmachine. Eieren moeten minimaal 4 keer per dag automatisch of met de hand worden gedraaid. Naarmate de vrucht zich ontwikkelt, verliest het ei water en wordt de luchtzak groter. Bij normale ontwikkeling van een ei met een incubatietijd van 28-30 dagen neemt de luchtzak ongeveer een derde van het ei in beslag, dit bij drie dagen voor uitkomst. Reinheid is van vitaal belang en idealiter moet de luchtvochtigheid worden verhoogd tot 65% nadat de eerste tekenen van uitkomst zichtbaar worden.

Aanbevolen passende ringmaat voor de Freckled Duck is 9 mm.
De gesloten pootring kan alleen aangebracht worden bij een jonge duck van ongeveer 12 dagen oud.

It doesn't matter what leg that you band, but it's good to have a consistent system.
Suggested: Left leg = Female, Right leg = Male
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