Dabchick, New Zealand

New Zealand Dabchick (Podiceps rufopectus). Upper surface dark brown, sides of head, throat and foreneck dusky brown. Upper part of breast reddish brown, remainder of under surface silvery white. Stained at sides with dusky red. Toes lobed. Bill olive brown in colour, light brown at tip. Feet light brown with olive green patches. Neck tall. Mounted standing on a piece of plain wood. Wings closed and looking forward. In fair condition.
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New Zealand dabchicks are a aquatic diving birds. They are endemic to New Zealand are found from Northland to the North of the South Island. They are under threat from introduced predators and habitat destruction.
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