paradise duck


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paradise duck

a large duck, Casarca variegata, of New Zealand, having a brightly coloured plumage
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The locals call them paradise ducks for good reason--they thrive in a land so hospitable and so magnificently beautiful it should have been given the same name.
Whether feeding on mussels found in lakes and ponds or on grass in some farmer's pasture, paradise ducks of New Zealand decoy quite easily.
Bag limits on paradise ducks vary depending on a number of factors such as time of year, the area to be hunted and how loudly a particular farmer is complaining about crop damage, but the average is around twenty per day.
The incident relates to last week's authorised cull of Paradise ducks which had caused damage to the course, when a tame duck called Daphne was inadvertently killed.