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279602574_79fb63de30.jpg?v=0 (149109 bytes) Alternate name
Tadorna variegata Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
63cm         Length
Coastline, inland waters and grassland. Habitat
5–15 white eggs is incubated by the female for 30-35 days Clutch   Eggs
Grass grain and aquatic vegetation. Food   Diet
Endemic to New Zealand only partialy protected.       Habits
397 World No

Least Concern               



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Striking a pose - Female Paradise Shelduck by KarenR-TB.

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