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Object Detail


A Blue Duck / Whio (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) mounted on a large grey, rounded piece of stone. Standing position with wings closed. It is predominantly grey in colouring with a dappled chestnut breast. The tip of the bill is black and the remainder is yellow.
Credit Line
The blue duck inhabits fresh streams in forested catchments. The rivers tend to fast-flowing in the upper parts of the rivers. They are under threat and are rare. There is some considerable conservation efforts in protecting and re-establishing populations of blue duck including in Taranaki.
Accession No
A96.714

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