Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata

Paradise shelducks are easy to sex: males have a black head and females have a white head.

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ORIGIN:
New Zealand

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HABITAT:
Wetlands and grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:

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DIET:
Grasses

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PREDATORS:
Feral cats

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NATURAL DEFENSES:

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REPRODUCTION:
1-month incubation; sexually mature at 2-3 yrs

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THREATS:
Nonnative predators

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 23 yrs

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