Kōrero: Wetland birds

Releasing brown teal

Releasing brown teal

Brown teal or pāteke were once common all over New Zealand, but they have been wiped out from most areas by rats, cats, stoats and other predators. Since the 1980s the little ducks have been bred in captivity and released at various sites. These brown teal were released at Port Charles on the Coromandel Peninsula in 2006. They have a good chance of becoming established, as predators are controlled in the area.

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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Jason Roxburgh

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Teal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14640/releasing-brown-teal (accessed 29 May 2023)

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