Story: Duck shooting

Paradise shelducks (1st of 4)

Paradise shelducks

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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Harvey C. Perkins and Bob Gidlow, 'Duck shooting - History of duck hunting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Harvey C. Perkins and Bob Gidlow, published 24 Nov 2008