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Paradise Shelduck - Putangitangi (Tadoma variegata - Anatidae: Ducks, Swans) North Island, New Zealand

The Paradise Shelduck is endemic to New Zealand, it is a not uncommon sight in pasture country, farm dams and lakes. A pair of ducks is filmed in a stream leading into Lake Waikaremoana in the centre of the North Island, a pair with chicks is filmed in Zeelandia sanctuary in Wellington.

The related Australian Shelduck can be seen at and the Common Shelduck of Eurasia at



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