Kōrero: Wetland birds

Scaup diving

Scaup diving

Scaup usually feed on the floor of lakes and rivers, diving to depths of 3 metres. This tank at Ngā Manu Reserve on the Kāpiti Coast, near Wellington, allows visitors to see the small ducks under water as they dive for food, propelled by their feet.

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Kapiti Observer
Photograph by Randall Walker

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Grey ducks, shovelers and scaup', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14650/scaup-diving (accessed 18 June 2021)

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