Campbell Island Teal Anas aucklandica nesiotis bred in captivity

Jeannie Preddey


One of the world's rarest ducks, the subantarctic Campbell Island Teal Anas aucklandica nesiotis, has bred for the first time in captivity. The successful captive breeding marks a major advance in the conservation of this teal. Captive breeding is an essential part of the recovery plan. The breeding behaviour of the captive teal was studied as part of a Masters thesis at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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