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Dabchick and chick

Dabchick chick closeup.
Kezna Cameron.

Sharp-eyed Kezna Cameron spotted this Dabchick and chick on the pond in early January 2022.

Dabchick and chick on the pond.

Photo by Kezna Cameron and used with permission.

Kezna says:

Dabchick / weweia - 1,900-2000 left. Extinct from the South Island. The chick rides on the mother’s back for the first few weeks. So nice to see this baby on the pond today 🙂

This item was updated on Saturday 08 January 2022

I live at Waikawa Beach and love all the wildlife, fauna and flora.