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Whio




Photo taken on the Cedar Flats Track


Common Name: Blue Duck / Whio
Latin Name: Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos
Category: Endemic
Status: Threatened
Characteristics: 53cm, only duck that inhabits turbulent high country streams.
Distribution: High country streams in both the North and South Islands they are not found north of the central North Island though.
Food: Insects and grubs



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