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Paradise Shelduck & Shelduckling | by Anita363
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Paradise Shelduck & Shelduckling

A very handsome, endemic waterfowl. Taken with zoom in late afternoon on a cloudy day, so not much light to work with. We had stopped to check out the Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge. It turned out to be out of our price range (by a factor of 5 or so), but while we were on the grounds we got our only look at this species, as well as our only good look at the native wood pigeon.

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Taken on December 11, 2006