Brown teal (1008/2613)

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The once widespread, but now endangered brown teal (pateke) has suffered from habitat loss and predation by introduced mammals. Some recent gains have been made through concerted efforts at pest control, captive breeding, and reintroduction to the wild.

Scientific name
Anas chlorotis
Common names
brown teal, pateke
Port Charles, Waikato, New Zealand
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