Kōrero: Game birds

Wetland game birds: paradise shelducks (4 o 7)

Wetland game birds: paradise shelducks

The paradise shelduck is an endemic species (only found in New Zealand) which has benefited from the conversion of forests to pasture – a habitat it favours. Known as ‘parries’, shelducks are goose-like ducks with long necks. The female has a white head, and the male’s head is a glossy green-black.

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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/16702/wetland-game-birds-paradise-shelducks (accessed 28 July 2021)

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