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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 10 years ago

Thanks roniesuper9999!

roniesuper9999
roniesuper9999 10 years ago

sooo sweet

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

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

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 10 years ago

so cute

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thnak you AtanuPrasadSarma!

AtanuPrasadSarma
AtanuPrasadSarma 10 years ago

beautiful spotting

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you very much HansNew and Sean!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Great shots, the 3rd pic is beautiful!

Hans.New
Hans.New 10 years ago

wow, great series. Amazing.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

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

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Lovely shot!

JekYap
JekYap 10 years ago

wow

July Llanes
July Llanes 10 years ago

Beautiful series. I love the colors! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

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

kyros.v
kyros.v 10 years ago

Very nice! :-)

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Lovely series Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks Satyen and Ashish!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Sachin, thank you!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Lovely sequence shots,

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Lovely bird...!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Beautiful.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks Ismael

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Beautiful duck and series!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks KatCuff!

KatCuff
KatCuff 10 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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