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The Scaup



The New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae) is a diving duck exclusive to New Zealand. This particular one was at Western Springs where there is a small resident flock of scaups.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.


  1. What a gorgeous duck! I love its coloring! And such a great reflection! Terrific shot for the day, Paul! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  2. He seems startled at the thought someone would want to take his picture.

  3. I love ducks with green feathers, something about the silky flash it has in the water.

  4. Those yellow eyes are really impressive ! Thanks for making us discover this particular species ; I did learn something today, and I really enjoy that.

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