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Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

Description:

The distinctive ruddy shelduck has a beautiful orange-brown body plumage and a paler head. The male (shown here) has a black neck ring. A rare spotting for central Europe, this species normally winters further south and east.

Habitat:

An open pond with reeds and dense vegetation, the shores of which are frozen at this time (shown on the last shot at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/849...)

Notes:

The last Swiss census for this bird recorded only 15-25 breeding pairs. Previous summer spotting of this duck and his mate can be seen at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/689... and http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/619...

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33 Comments (1–25)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks roniesuper9999!

roniesuper9999
roniesuper9999 8 years ago

sooo sweet

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Rajas! This duck is a very rare occurrence in my area...

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 8 years ago

so cute

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thnak you AtanuPrasadSarma!

AtanuPrasadSarma
AtanuPrasadSarma 8 years ago

beautiful spotting

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you very much HansNew and Sean!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

Great shots, the 3rd pic is beautiful!

Hans.New
Hans.New 8 years ago

wow, great series. Amazing.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

JekYap, Greeneda, bayucca, thank you for your comments!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Lovely shot!

JekYap
JekYap 8 years ago

wow

July Llanes
July Llanes 8 years ago

Beautiful series. I love the colors! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you very much kyros.v, and welcome to Project Noah!

kyros.v
kyros.v 8 years ago

Very nice! :-)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely series Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen and Ashish!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Sachin, thank you!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Lovely sequence shots,

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lovely bird...!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Ismael

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Beautiful duck and series!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks KatCuff!

KatCuff
KatCuff 8 years ago

Love picture 3! They're all great but that's my fave!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Martigny, Valais - Wallis, Switzerland

Spotted on Jan 12, 2012
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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