Kōrero: Game birds

Wetland game birds: black swan (6 o 7)

Wetland game birds: black swan

Introduced from Australia, black swans are not commonly targeted by hunters. They are partially protected, and are hunted in season according to regional limits – about 5,000 are shot in New Zealand each year. Their call is a haunting whistle.

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Fish and Game New Zealand
Photograph by Warren Keoghan

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Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Game birds in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16697/wetland-game-birds-black-swan (accessed 1 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Neil Deans, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 29 Apr 2015