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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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The scientists used satellite data collected from 15 ruddy shelducks from two populations spending their winter south of the Tibetan Plateau.
The last period (between February and April 2004) the shelducks swim in the middle of the sebkhat de Djendli, this activity is associated to the feeding behavior.
I was especially interested in hunting shelducks, mainly because they differ so much in appearance from any other duck I had hunted.
Some Shelducks spend summer weeks in Germany before returning for winter.
Virtually the whole European population of shelducks molts on Knechtsand and Trischen islands.
By the time we finish our final stop off at a nearby lake to photograph some Shelducks, we're tired, happy, proud, and have heads filled with ideas and most importantly, the confidence to try them out in future.
About 550 plant species, including unique Artemia Species have been recognized within its ecological zone, and the lake is marked by more than one hundred small rocky islands, which are stopover points in the migration of various waterfowl (including flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills, ibises, storks, shelducks, avocets, stilts and gulls).
The waters of the reservoir had large numbers of Ruddy Shelducks and cormorants swimming, feeding and sunning themselves.
WHILE out walking on Sunday, April 15, I was surprised to see a pair of shelducks and a little egret, all feeding on the incoming tide at Barry Old Harbour.
We obtained 224 great crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus), 16 great black-headed gulls (Larus ichthyaetus), 15 brown-headed gulls (Larus brunnicephalus), 9 bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), 5 ruddy shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea), 3 great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo), and 1 common coot (family Rallidae) (Figure 1).
Experts are on hand to help you spot godwits and shelducks, or any other of the 200 different species of bird that have been seen.