Kōrero: Wetland birds

Brown teal – pāteke

Brown teal – pāteke

These adult and young brown teal (pāteke) were photographed swimming along a Northland stream. An endangered species, the little brown birds are easily distinguished by their white eye rings. Following successful releases in Northland, pāteke are now becoming established there but face new hazards, including traffic and straying dogs.

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Private collection
Photograph by Malcolm Pullman

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Teal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14638/brown-teal-pateke (accessed 29 November 2021)

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