French: Sarcelle des Auckland German: Aucklandente Spanish: Cerceta de las Auckland
G. R. Gray
Islets off Auckland Is (Ewing, Enderby, Rose, Ocean, Adams, Disappointment and Dundas); formerly Auckland I.
36–48 cm; 500–620 g, female 409–560 g. Small, short-winged and flightless, dark brown duck with broadly similar plumage to that of A. chlorotis and... read more
Calls are apparently identical to those of A. chlorotis and A. nesiotis.
Primarily inhabits sheltered coastlines and uses dense coastal vegetation for escape and cover;... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly aquatic invertebrates (insects and their larvae, crustaceans, molluscs): feeds mostly in washed-up seaweed searching for... read more
Mainly late Oct–Apr. Monogamous and single-brooded; male defends breeding territory, which on Ewing I, in Auckland group, typically... read more
Sedentary and flightless.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Occurs on seven islands (Ewing, Enderby, Rose, Ocean, Adams, Disappointment and Dundas) in Aucklands Group, with reported population estimates of variously more... read more
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