Sightseeing - New Zealand

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These are some of the local fauna one will encounter in New Zealand.

Ducks at the bank of the Avon River.

Seen on the Avon River in Christchurch - Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis)

Male Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata)

Female Paradise Shelduck - note the brighter coloring not usually seen with the female of a species

Mallards floating on the Avon

Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae scopulinus)
launching itself from the Botanic Garden water sculpture.

Monarch Butterfly at Botanic Garden