Blue duck (1576/2575)

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This is a wild blue duck, sporting coloured leg bands which allow researchers to individually identify the birds here. In this photo the rudimentary wing-spur at the carpal joint can be seen.

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