Story: Wetland birds

Distribution of brown teal and grey teal

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Brown teal are found in a few sites on Great Barrier Island and the North and South islands, and on island sanctuaries. Some of these populations have been established in recent years by transferring birds and protecting them from predators. Grey teal move frequently between wetlands throughout the North and South islands. Campbell Island teal and Auckland Island teal live on their respective island groups.

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Source: C. J. R. Robertson, P. Hyvönen, M. J. Fraser, and C. R. Pickard, Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand, 1999–2004. Wellington: Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2007

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Teal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/14639/distribution-of-brown-teal-and-grey-teal (accessed 30 March 2020)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015