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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