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Friday, 23 February 2018 08:06

Brown teal/Pateke

Written by Sabrina Luecht
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The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust
Brown teal/Pateke

The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust’s seven brown teal/pateke breeding pairs laid their first clutches, with 34 ducklings hatched in total.

Laying of second clutches has now begun. Two older pairs have been released on Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf, making way for a clutch of orphans coming off Great Barrier Island – providing new genes for the captive breeding programme. The Trust continues to be the major breeder in producing the largest brown teal output for release into the wild.

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