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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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AshleyT
AshleyT 6 days 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!

Madhya Pradesh, India

Lat: 26.77, Long: 78.63

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

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