We saw a lovely family of Paradise Shelducks near a pond at Invermay Research Campus on Sunday, 26 November. As soon as we stopped the car, the parents must have told the ducklings to run for the water because they all instantly ran for the pond!
Invermay is an agricultural research centre on the outskirts of Dunedin City, New Zealand.
As explained in yesterday’s post, Paradise Shelduck (1), these shelducks are endemic to New Zealand and commonly seen. Tadorna variegata
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Just for reference, here’s a closer view of a female Paradise Shelduck…
This photo taken by Nigel
Text and photos by Exploring Colour (2017) unless otherwise attributed