blue duck

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blue duck

n
(Animals) a mountain duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos, of New Zealand having a mostly lead-blue plumage. Also called: whio (NZ)
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Para Hymenolaimus malacorhynchus (Pato azul), que tiene habitos similares al pato de torrentes en Nueva Zelandia, se ha observado que mantiene territorios mas grandes a altitudes mas elevadas (GODFREY et al., 2003).
& PHIT.T.IPSON, S.,1997.--Blue Duck (Whio), Hymenolaimus malacorhynchus. 1997-2007Recovery Plan.
& WAKELIN, M., 1993.--Factors affecting the distribution of blue duck Hymenolaimus malacorhynchus on New Zealand rivers.