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Related to shelduck: Paradise Shelduck, Ruddy Shelduck

shelduck

(masculine), sheldrake
any of various large usually brightly coloured gooselike ducks, such as Tadorna tadorna (common shelduck), of the Old World
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However, more research is needed to find out whether ruddy shelducks reach similar heights to the bar-headed geese.
Its special contribution is as non-breeding habitat and drought refuge for filter-feeding ducks, diving ducks, Australian Shelduck and Hoary-headed Grebe, but it is used (to varying degrees) by all species.
It is unknown if this outcome is due to species-specific differences or if the complicated case in the Australian shelduck was caused by contracture and fibrosis of the tongue secondary to lesion chronicity.
At low tide, the shores all around Lecale support nationally and internationally important shore birds such as the brent goose, shelduck and sanderling.
It has been designated a Special Area of Conservation, and according to the environmental group Friends of the Earth its mudflats, saltmarshes, and rocky islands provide food for 85,000 birds in winter, including Bewick's swan, pintail duck, shelduck, curlew, dunlin, and redshank.
YOU mess with the family, you mess with daddy shelduck.
Eider, Shelduck, and other predators, the main producers of shell fragments in the Wadden Sea: palaeoecological implications.
Resident birds such as great crested grebes, tufted duck, coot, shelduck and lapwings will be at home in the pools, reedbeds, meadows and woodlands at Middleton Lakes.
A mallard shot in West Lothian, Scotland, and a live shelduck in England had traces of a strain less deadly than the H5N1 virus which has killed four children in Turkey.
The jockey had gone 136 rides since his last winner heading into the Shelduck Fillies' Handicap, but he ended his unwanted sequence when 25-1 chance Indian Maiden got up in the shadow of the post to collar gambled-on Emerald Fire by a head.
Short-term effects on reclamation of part of Seal Sands, Teesmouth, on wintering waders and shelduck.
Many migratory waders such as the black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) and green sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) take advantage of wet or temporarily flooded areas, as do other non-migratory birds like the ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) and black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus).