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Anatidae [Anatinae] {Hymenolaimini}

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Blue duck/whio family at Tongariro, NZ. They are one of New Zealand's most endangered species. It has no close relative. It has a soft membrane on the tip of its beak to stop it wearing away when gathering its food from the gravel of rivers. Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Baby Animals, Cute Animals, Baby Elephants, Elephant Baby, Birds Online, New Zealand Art, Cute Birds

Whio partnership off to a flying start

The future of one of New Zealand’s most endangered species is looking brighter, with the latest whio breeding season resulting in 206 new ducklings at one breeding site alone.

The Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae endemic to New Zealand. The Māori name, sometimes used in English, is whio, which is an onomatopoetic rendition of the males' call. Sea Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Beautiful World, Amazing Animals, Kiwiana, Shorebirds, Colorful Birds, Bird Watching

The Battle for our Birds | Conservation blog

Recently we posted about the problem of increased predator numbers this year, due to predicted heavy beech forest seedfall. We also discussed what this could mean for our endangered native wildlife. Today, we’re going to have a closer look at what we’re going to do about it… How does DOC plan to protect at risk populations? […]

 Highly Endangered Birds, Need Fast Running Waterways To Survive. Pollution And Loss Of Habitat Has Taken A Huge Toll. Duck Species, Flying Flowers, Shorebirds, All Birds, Backyard Birds, Exotic Birds, Bird Watching, Bird Feathers, Beautiful Birds

Blue Duck (Whio) Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos [critically endangered]

Blue Duck [Whio] Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos The Blue Duck is a dark slate-grey with a chestnut-flecked breast and a paler bill and eye. The pinkish-white bill has fleshy flaps of skin hanging from the sides of its tip. The male's call is an aspirated whistle, and the female's is a rattling growl. The Blue Duck is born with a green beak for just 8 hours after birth; where it then develops to its final colour. This species is a resident breeder in New Zealand, nesting in hollow logs, small…

The Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae endemic to New Zealand. The Māori name, sometimes used in English, is whio, which is an onomatopoetic rendition of the males' call. Sea Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Beautiful World, Amazing Animals, Kiwiana, Shorebirds, Colorful Birds, Bird Watching

Sirocco Kākāpō on Twitter

“Boom! Whio whio whio, he whistles all day long, whio whio whio I love to hear your song: http://t.co/aAAZRfmj4Y |”

“Eight blue ducks went swimming one day…” Our threatened blue duck/whio have no close relatives anywhere in the world. Photo: Tyronne Smith ~ New Zealand Sea Birds, Wild Birds, Aquatic Birds, Marine Life, Bird Feathers, Conservation, New Zealand, The Good Place, Flora

Birds A - Z

From albatrosses to yellowheads, learn more about some of New Zealand's native birds.

New Zealand's threatened species of rare native duck, the whio, is making a comeback after a bumper breeding season. Herald News, Reptiles And Amphibians, Bird Feathers, Kiwi, Pet Birds, New Zealand, Madness, Nativity, Scenery

New Zealand's threatened species of rare native duck, the whio.

Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) An endangered bird native to New Zealand, it is the only member of its genus. It appears on the New Zealand $10 bill. (Wikipedia) Bird, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Birds, Animal, Animais

Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) An endangered bird native to New Zealand, it is the only member of its genus. It appears on the New Zealand $10 bill. (Wikipedia)