Kōrero: Wetland birds

Paradise shelduck nest with eggs (1 o 2)

Paradise shelduck nest with eggs

The female paradise shelduck lays 5–10 eggs in a nest hollow – either on the ground or up in a tree. The female incubates the eggs while the male actively defends the surrounding area.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10044653
Photograph by M. J. Williams

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Paradise shelducks – pūtangitangi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14631/paradise-shelduck-nest-with-eggs (accessed 28 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015