Kōrero: Wetland birds

Whio in turbulent water

Whio in turbulent water

A whio (blue duck) pair launch their ducklings in a turbulent stretch of water. Young whio hatch with unusually large feet and strong legs, so they cope surprisingly well in swift-flowing torrents.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10029790
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Whio – blue ducks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14634/whio-in-turbulent-water (accessed 27 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015