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Common Shelduck

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wpe9EA.jpg (26289 bytes) Alternate name
Tadorna tadorna Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
58-67cm    Length
Coastal estuaries large bodies of water, grassland Habitat
8-10 eggs April-May incubated by female for 30 days. Clutch  
Crustaceans, fish, insects, worms and some plant material Food   Diet
gregarious when not breeding forming large flocks.           Habits
399 World Number

Least concern                            

Status

Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved

Video by Keith Murdock January 19, 2007 all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

 

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Common Shelduck flight call
(Tadorna tadorna)
Niels Krabbe XC25701
24-07-1982, Denmark

 Embedded file Common Shelduck duck calls
(Tadorna tadorna)
Stuart Fisher XC30389
12-04-2001, United Kingdom

 

 
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