Story: Wetland birds

Distribution of grey duck, shoveler and scaup

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Grey ducks are widespread on the three main islands, as well as on the Kermadec, Chatham and subantarctic islands. Australasian shovelers and New Zealand scaup are scattered over the North and South islands.

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Source: C. J. R. Robertson, P. Hyvönen, M. J. Fraser, and C. R. Pickard, Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand, 1999–2004. Wellington: Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2007

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Grey ducks, shovelers and scaup', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015