brown plumage; white eye-ring; sexes alike (New Zealand; 2005-06-22)

Brown Teal
Anas aucklandica

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: an endangered species endemic to New Zealand; formerly widespread on the N.Z. mainlands but now confined to a few offshore islands; no sexual dimorphism.

posing for a portrait (New Zealand; 2005-06-22)

now confined to a few small islands off N.Z. (New Zealand; 2005-06-22)