Shelduck, Ruddy


Name: Shelduck, Ruddy

Scientific name: Tadorna ferruginea

Type: Goose

Color: Black,Brown,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 64cm

Conservation status:

Rare Winter Visitor


Short necked, small billed, goose like duck with orange chestnut body and paler cinnamon-buff head. Black flight feathers with green speculum, striking white forewing and underwing coverts, and a black bill and legs. In flight told from other ducks and geese by size, striking black and white wing pattern, and orange-chestnut body.