Blue duck (1458/2458)

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An intimate portrait of a resting blue duck. Mostly slate grey in colour, at such close range the attractive chestnut breast and colourful greenish tinge to the shoulders can be admired. This is a completely wild and healthy duck, which on this occasion (with very careful work by the photographer) showed little of the furtive nature more typical of the species.

Common names
blue duck, whio, mountain duck, blue mountain duck
Manganui o te Ao River, New Zealand
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