Story: Wetland birds

Paradise ducklings (2nd of 2)

Paradise ducklings

Paradise shelduck chicks are striped black and white. Typically for ducklings, they leave the nest within a day of hatching and go to water to feed themselves, under the watchful eye of the adults.

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Paradise shelducks – pūtangitangi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2020)

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