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Poliocephalus rufopectus
Photo by winmarkMangere, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo by winmark
Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand



L. 28cm

  • Black-brown above
  • Rufous breast
  • Cinnamon-brown flanks and undertail
  • White belly
  • Black crown and nape with greenish gloss
  • Black-brown hindneck
  • black and grey streaked lores and ear-coverts
  • Brown chin and throat
  • Rufous foreneck
  • White iris
  • Stout bill


North Island of New Zealand



Freshwaters including reservoirs, lakes and swamps.



Nest is a heap of vegetation, floating and anchored to submerged plants or on the bottom in shallow water. 2-3 chalky-white eggs are laid.


Diet includes small fish and aquatic invertebrates.


Shrill wee-wee-wee and low tuk-tuk-tuk when breeding.

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