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The Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata) is a large goose-like duck endemic to New Zealand. It is a shelduck, a group of large goose-like birds which are part of the bird family Anatidae. The genus name Tadorna comes from Celtic roots and means “pied waterfowl”. Known to the Māori as Pūtangitangi, but now commonly referred to as the “Paradise duck”, it is a prized game bird. Both the male and female have striking plumage: the male has a black head and barred black body, the female a white head with a chestnut body. (Wikipedia)

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I have created this website as a way for me the share my passion for outdoor New Zealand, in particular, Game Bird Hunting. My online alias Parriehunter came about from my very first opening weekend where my Father and I had a very good hunt on Paradise Duck’s. There will posts on most things outdoors, including Four Wheel Driving, Fresh and Salt Water Fishing, Small Game Hunting and Game Bird Hunting.