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Australian Shelduck

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tadorna19707.jpg (57581 bytes) Chestnut-breasted ShelduckMountain Duck, Alternate name
Tadorna tadornoides Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
Female 56-68cm   Male 59-72 Length
Fresh water lakes, brackish water close to fresh water, grass ans woodland. Habitat
Eggs 10-14 incubated by female for 33 days Clutch  
Grasses, algae, insects and molluscs. Food   Diet
Monogamous with some pairs mating for life.          Habits
396 World No

Least Concern


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IMG_3407 Australian Shelduck  (Tadorna tadornoides) by ajmatthehiddenhouse.


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