Story: Rivers

Blue ducks

Blue ducks

A family of blue ducks (whio) rests on rocks in the Manganui-o-te-ao River in the central North Island. The blue duck is found on a few remote, fast-flowing rivers around New Zealand. Because trout compete with them for insects, blue ducks are now a threatened species.

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Photograph by Alan Reith

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David Young, 'Rivers - Changes to river environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by David Young, published 24 Sep 2007