Blue duck’s description
Very sedentary animal, I keep the same territory during all my life and don’t hesitate to chase off intruders. I am a powerful swimmer, able to evolve in the mountain stream currents : There, I find the insects and fly larvae on which I feed.
and 3 000
50 to 55 cm
From 800 to 1000gr
Where does blue duck live ?
I can only be found in New-Zealand, hidden on the mountain rivers’ forestry banks.
Which threats ?
Three main threats weigh on me : The introduction of trouts in my rivers, which competes with me by feeding on my preys, hydraulic dams construction, which fragments my habitat, and predation from invasive species such as stoats, ferrets or cats.
Kiwiwho’s word to save the blue duck
New-Zealand spent several millions to help me. Several breeding sites are now protected from the predators all across the country, which allowed to locally raise my numbers.
You too, help us to raise awareness about blue duck’s fate