Kōrero: Wetland birds

Releasing whio

Releasing whio

Two Department of Conservation staff release a family of whio (blue ducks) into a stream in the Ōpārara basin, north Westland, with the aim of slowing the species’ decline. Predator control is carried out in the surrounding area to improve the ducks’ prospects.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10029792
Photograph by Alan Reith

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Whio – blue ducks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14636/releasing-whio (accessed 28 November 2021)

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