Blue duck (1298/2289)

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Whio dabble and up-end when feeding in the swift rivers they inhabit. Water streams off this birds head as it searches for aquatic invertebrates living on the submerged rocks.

Common names
blue duck, whio, mountain duck, blue mountain duck
Location
Manganui o te Ao River, New Zealand
Photo ID
11289