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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Photographs by Shaun Barnett
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