Scientific Name: Tadorna variegata
Population Estimate: 150 - 180K
Range / Habitat: Endemic to New Zealand where found year-round on inland waterways on both islands.
Field Notes: Large, goose-like dabbling duck with chestnut tail and undertail. Male with glossy black head and finely barred black back. Female with brilliant white head and chestnut body. Rare Chestnut-breasted Shelduck has chestnut breast, black head, and white neck ring in both sexes.
Personal Notes: Seen at a park in Napier. Maori name Putangitangi.