[Tadorna ferruginea]

  Habitat: Freshwater, salty and brackish lakes and rivers
  Weight: 2-3.5 lbs
  Length: 24-26 in.
  Average Lifespan: 9 years
  Incubation Period: 28-29 days
  Number of Young: 8-9 eggs

   Ruddy Shelduck Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Also known as brahminy duck or ruddy sheldrake
- Identified by its trumpeting and honking “choor” and “aakh” calls
- Diet consists of aquatic and terrestrial vegetation, insects, fish, frogs and worms
- Their nest is a cavity created in a sand or clay bank
- Male guards the nest while female incubates the eggs

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