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New Zealand Dabchick /Weweia (Poliocephalus rufopectus) (Podicipedidae: Grebes)

The New Zealand Dabchick is a small grebe endemic to New Zealand and is now found only on the North Island, bar a pair recently found in the north of the South Island. An uncommon bird with only a couple of thousand in existence. Closely related to Australia's Hoary-headed Grebe see:
Here filmed in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tarawera near Rotorua.



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