Taken 27-Aug-06
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Keywords:campbell island, campbell, island, new zealand, subantarctic, southern, reserve, teal, wildlife, bird
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Dimensions3216 x 2274
Original file size7.79 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken27-Aug-06 15:18
Date modified17-Oct-11 11:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Campbell Island Teal 4

Campbell Island Teal 4

The Campbell Island Teal (Anas nesiotis) is a small, flightless, nocturnal species of dabbling duck endemic to the Campbell Islands. In 1975 a single population of less than 50 birds was rediscovered on Dent Island, a small (23 hectare) islet near Campbell Island. Eleven individuals from here were taken to New Zealand and a successful captive breeding programme has seen the population significanlty increase. So after an absence of more than a century, a series of return-transfers of 105 birds from 2004-2006 with recent monitoring has identified these birds to be thriving in their ancestral homeland back on Campbell Island.