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This a follow up on a previous spotting of a ruddy shelduck outside of its normal distribution range. The duck is still at the same open Swiss pond a year later (I am assuming it's the same animal). This time it was spotted with a mate. The last Swiss census for this bird recorded only 15-25 breeding pairs.
Normal distribution range for this species is from south east Europe across central Asia to southeast China.
Photographed on a dark day with the rain pouring down, hence the use of flash light. For the previous spotting see: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/619... For the another spotting of a very unusual duck at the same pond: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/619...
Spotted on Jul 17, 2011
Submitted on Jul 22, 2011
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