Kōrero: Wetland birds

Releasing Campbell Island teal (3 o 3)

Releasing Campbell Island teal

These boxes contain Campbell Island teal which are about to be released on Campbell Island – returning a species that disappeared there after rats invaded from visiting ships nearly 200 years earlier. From a tiny population discovered on nearby Dent Island, teal were bred in captivity on the mainland and on Codfish Island. In 2003 a rat eradication operation was completed on Campbell Island, making it safe again for the birds. Between 2004 and 2006, 159 teal were released there.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10055920
Photograph by Helen Gummer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Teal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14644/releasing-campbell-island-teal (accessed 21 October 2021)

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