Paradise shelducks are endemic to New Zealand. They are unusual in being one of the few native bird species that have done well since the arrival of Europeans. They like to graze on pasture, so land clearance and conversion of forests to farmland has suited them. Duck shooters call them ‘parries’. This is a male shelduck (top) and a female (bottom).
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