Pateke are reproducing inside the Sanctuary and spreading outside the Sanctuary


Pateke (Brown Teal)  Reproducing and spreading outside the Sanctuary

Our population of Pateke has increased substantially since they were first released in at the Cape. They are secretive birds so not always observable to the casual observer but if you are patient and look in the right places you will find them. 

Pateke now regularly appearing outside the Sanctuary. Our predator control inside the wire and outside the wire has benefited other waterfowl species with all duck populations improving over time.

Current Status             Breeding successfully & leaving the Cape

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