Australian Wood Duck

Wood Duck

A short trip to the top of the South Island in September to see a couple of rare native birds in the region.  Australian Wood Duck or Maned Duck used to be Australian vagrants.  They are quite common in Australia, and a couple have been nesting in the Mapua region near Nelson since 2015.  I understand there are now about 12 birds.  On my second visit to the Playhouse cafe pond I found three birds (two females and a male) on the grass beside the pond.  Hoping they breed again this year.

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