Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata



The , , is a large goose-like duck endemic to New Zealand. They are known to the Maori as Putangitangi but now commonly referred to as the “Paradise duck”, and are prized game birds. Both the male and female have striking plumage, the male has a black head and barred black body, the female a white head with a chestnut body.

Factsheet: Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata (LC)

 

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