Story: Wetland birds

Campbell Island teal (2nd of 3)

Campbell Island teal

These Campbell Island teal – a male (front left) and two females – are on Codfish Island (near Stewart Island). The species was thought to be extinct until a group were discovered on Dent Island, near Campbell Island – which was rat-free, but precipitous. Some were transferred to Codfish Island to establish a back-up population.

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Teal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2024)

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