Story: Wetland birds

Distribution of whio

Distribution of whio

Whio or blue ducks once used the full length of forested waterways down to the coast, but are now confined to remote mountain streams in 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 - Whio – blue ducks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/14633/distribution-of-whio (accessed 27 September 2021)

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