Blue duck (1291/2289)

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This bird is one many which have been colour banded as part of research and management of the birds on this river. Intensive pest control is giving the blue ducks here some respite from the mammalian predators, particularly stoats, that have wiped them out of much of their former range.

Common names
blue duck, whio, mountain duck, blue mountain duck
Location
Manganui o te Ao River, New Zealand
Photo ID
11246