Male Black Teal

Male black teal

Quack quack!
Photo: Lina Marin

Male Black Teal, Pāpango (or scaup) are small, dark coloured ducks, with a distinct “rubber-duckie” silhouette. Commonly known as a black teal, is a diving duck species of the genus Aythya. It is endemic to New Zealand. In Māori it is commonly known as papango, also matapouri, titiporangi, raipo.
source: Zealandia Ecosanctuary

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