The Brown Teal has the distinction of being New Zealands rarest duck with a national population of less than 1000 and is listed as endangered. Like many native birds of New Zealand it was once widespread, but with European settlement and the introduction of mammalian predators their numbers plummented resulting in their survial being dependant on offshore island populations..A dabbling duck that feeds on aquatic invertebrates they tend to be nocturnal feeders and spend daylight hours resting along the banks of streams and ponds.
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The Brown Teal has the distinction of being New Zealands rarest duck with a national population of less than 1000 and is listed as endangered. Like many native birds of New Zealand it was once widespread, but with European settlement and the introduction of mammalian predators their numbers plummented resulting in their survial being dependant on offshore island populations..A dabbling duck that feeds on aquatic invertebrates they tend to be nocturnal feeders and spend daylight hours resting along the banks of streams and ponds.

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