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Common Shelduck

(Tadorna tadorna)
German name(s): "Brandgans"
Size: 55-65 cm (male larger than female); wing span 1.0-1.2 m
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Common Shelduck at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Dorsal view of a male Common Shelduck in breeding plumage, with a White Wagtail for comparison (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Grüner Brink, Fehmarn, Germany, April 2016]

Dorsal view of a resting male Common Shelduck in breeding plumage - note the particularly crisp colours; the knob identifies this bird as a male (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Grüner Brink, Fehmarn, Germany, April 2016]

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