Birders Without Borders
17 February, 2013
Range / Habitat:
Year-round in rapid-flowing rivers and streams in relatively predator-free areas of both North and South Islands.
Unmistakable in range. Blue-grey dabbling duck on rapidly flowing waterways. Black head, flesh-colored bill with black tip, and rust-speckled breast.
Maori name Whio. Part of an amazing weekend where we saw this rare bird and also the Okarito Kiwi (Rowi) in the wild.
ducks / geese / swans