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Common Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna


The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a waterfowl species shelduck genus Tadorna. It is widespread and common in Eurasia, mainly breeding in temperate and wintering in subtropical regions; in winter, it can also be found in the Maghreb. Its scientific name comes from Celtic roots and means "pied waterfowl", essentially the same as the English "shelduck".

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Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 5 years ago

Great picture Brinschk!

Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands

Lat: 53.40, Long: 5.38

Spotted on Apr 29, 2013
Submitted on Apr 29, 2013


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