paradise duck


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paradise duck

n
(Animals) a large duck, Casarca variegata, of New Zealand, having a brightly coloured plumage. Also called: putangitangi
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In New Zealand, I've hunted the paradise duck that Kiwis rave about.
They went quackers when Daphne, a pet Paradise duck, was blown to kingdom come in a pre-tournament bird cull.
A number of different subspecies are found in different parts of the world, including the common, Korean crested, ruddy, Australian Radjah, South African and the paradise duck which calls New Zealand its home and is found nowhere else.
It didn't take long for a couple of paradise ducks to give the spread a look.