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Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Appearance:

Big, goose-sized duck. Gives an overall white impression. Reddish breast-band, dark blackish green head and black flight-feathers. Tip of tail black and adults with dark belly-band. Bill red. Males with red knob at base of bill. Juveniles duller, with white chin and no breast-band. Goose-like flight with slow wing-beats.

Sound:

Male: Various whistling sounds. Often series of ricochet-like "piu" repeated with gradually rising and falling intensity. Also passerine-like "tzzrrrr". Female: different variants on deeper hoarse sounds like "ar-ar-ar-ar" sometimes with accented endings with rising pitch.

Display-call:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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Sounds:Recorded by Louis A. Hansen,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

CC-photo:Sergey Yeliseev, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
58-67
Wingspan (cm):
110-133
Weight (gram):
800-1450
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Duck-like
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