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Common Shelduck



Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)      Order: Anseriformes       Family: Anatidae

Common Shelduck
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a scarce winter visitor in north, central and east India. This white, black and chestnut bird is found in large wetlands. Pink legs and bright red upturned bill diagnostic.
Size: 61 cm.
Local Name: Shah Chakwa
Food: molluscs, seeds, tubers, algae, worms, crustaceans

 


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