Kōrero: Wetland birds

Whio (blue duck) feeding

Whio (blue duck) feeding

Whio’s prey include the larvae of caddisflies, stoneflies and mayflies, which are mostly attached to the downstream sides of rocks in the river. Whio scrape the larvae off with their bills.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10059691
Photograph by Rachael McClellan

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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/14637/whio-blue-duck-feeding (accessed 1 December 2022)

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