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Shelduck, Common
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Tadorna tadorna
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Horn of Africa, Hungary, Iceland, India, IndoChina, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.580,000-710,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population sizes have been estimated at c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 wintering individuals in China and c.1,000 wintering individuals in Korea (Brazil 2009). ...
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The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a waterfowl species shelduck genus Tadorna. It is widespread and common in Eurasia, mainly breeding in temperate and wintering in subtropical regions; in winter, it can also be found in the Maghreb. Its scientific name comes from Celtic roots and means "pied waterfowl", essentially the same as the English "shelduck".[ 2] ...
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