Grey teal or tētē are found more often on fresh water than coastal wetlands. They are not common in New Zealand, but their numbers tend to increase when droughts in Australia send them prospecting further afield. They prefer lakes with plenty of vegetation for shelter. Grey teal can be distinguished from the larger grey ducks by their dark head and pale cheeks.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Peter Reese
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