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Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea Anatidae

Description:

White face, light brown neck and rusty orange body; primary, secondary,rump and tail black; black stubby bill. Black ring on neck, this is missing or less prominent during breeding. Photo taken at Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary, U.P - India

Habitat:

Freshwater; salt water and brackish lakes. Sandbars, riverbanks and on edges of jheels (ponds)

Notes:

Breeding at high altitude lakes and swamps

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1 Comment

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on Dec 12, 2018
Submitted on Jan 9, 2019

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