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.