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Alternative names: Campbell Islands Teal, Campbell Teal

Photo by Bri
Campbell Island, New Zealand, February 2013
Anas nesiotis

Identification

48cm (19 ins)

  • Dark brown
  • Green iridescence on back and head
  • White eye patch
  • Narrow white collar and flank patch

Male has chestnut breast

Distribution

Dent Island, New Zealand. Dent is a very small rock near Campbell Island where this bird was rediscovered in 1975.

Now also on the Campbell Island having been reintroduced from Dent once the main island had been cleared of cattle, cats and rats.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

High and thick tussock grassland, scrub on foreshore.

Behaviour

Flightless. Nocturnal.

Diet

The diet includes weevils, earthworms, seaweed and insects.

Breeding

The clutch consists of 1-4 eggs.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. BirdLife International

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External Links

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