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  • Sacred Kingfisher

    Description The sacred kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) is a medium-sized woodland kingfisher that occurs in mangroves, woodlands,forests, and river valleys in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the western Pacific. In New Zealand the species is also known by its Māori name kōtare.[2] It is called “sacred” for it was said to be a holy […]

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  • Pacific Black Duck

    Description The Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa) is a dabbling duck found in much of Indonesia, New Guinea,Australia, New Zealand, and many islands in the southwestern Pacific, reaching to the Caroline Islands in the north and French Polynesia in the east. It is usually called the grey duck in New Zealand, where it is also […]

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  • Grey Teal

    Description The grey teal (Anas gracilis) is a dabbling duck found in open wetlands in Australia and New Zealand. This is a mottled brown duck with white and green flashes on its wings. The male and female grey teal share the same colouration, in contrast to the related chestnut teal, whose male and female are […]

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  • Chestnut Teal

    Description The chestnut teal is darker and a slightly bigger bird than the grey teal.[2] The male has a distinctive green coloured head and mottled brown body. The female has a brown head and mottled brown body. The female is almost identical in appearance to the grey teal. The female chestnut teal has a loud […]

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  • Australian Wood Duck

    Description This 45–51 cm duck looks like a small goose, and feeds mostly by grazing in flocks. The male is grey with a dark brown head and mottled breast. The female has white stripes above and below the eye and mottled underparts. Both sexes have grey wings with black primaries and a white speculum. Juveniles are […]

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