Rare native ducklings spotted in the Abel Tasman National Park


A group of native pāteke, or brown teal (file photo).©MURRAY WILSON/STUFF


For the first time in “living memory”, pāteke ducklings have been spotted in the Abel Tasman National Park.

More than seven months after a group of 20 juvenile pāteke, or brown teal, were released in the national park, a group of six ducklings have been captured on camera.

Project Janszoon ornithologist Ron Moorhouse said while it was early days, it was “incredibly encouraging” to see the birds breeding in their first year in the park.

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