Shelduck, Common


Name: Shelduck, Common

Scientific name: Tadorna tadorna

Type: Goose

Color: Brown,Green,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 63cm

Conservation status:

Winter Visitor


A large, mainly white, goose-like duck. Black head and green gloss, broad chestnut belt around forepart of body and black belly-stripe with a prominent red bill. In flight, shows black flight feathers contrasting strongly with white upper and underwing coverts and black shoulders. Flight is goose like with slow wing beats.