Hawaiian Duck
(Koloa Maoli - 2,200) 

The range of the pure Hawaiian duck is now restricted to and only found on the island of Kaua'i.  It is a very wary bird often found in pairs instead of large groups. They are very secretive and do not associate with other animals much. They have been known to visit Kalihiwai Reservoir, probably loving our fresh water invertebrates. The primary breeding season is from December to May during which pairs are often engaged in spectacular nuptial flights. Their young can take to the water soon after hatching, but they can't fly away from predators until 9 weeks of age. This smaller sized brown duck has a softer voice than a mallard, but they are known to crossbreed so we hope visits with our domestic ducks living here on the lake are purely platonic.