Story: Wetland birds

Paradise shelducks in town

Paradise shelducks in town

Paradise shelducks have adapted to modified environments. They follow waterways into city centres, like this pair on the banks of the Avon River in Christchurch. They are also often seen on pastureland and in grain crops, as well as on rivers and lakes.

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Paradise shelducks – pūtangitangi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2021)

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