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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NEW ZEALAND SCAUPS OR BLACK TEALS, GOVERNMENT GARDENS, ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND

   We can ID this duck as a male New Zealand Scaup  (also called Black Teal) by its large blue-gray bill, yellowish iris, dark colored head and black/dark brown plumage.  The New Zealand Scaup is endemic to New Zealand. 
   The New Zealand Scaup is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 734.