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Jan 03

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Shelducks and sheldgeese: colourful and agressive birds

Today the exotic coloured shelducks and sheldgeese have been added to the website.

As pairs may have a very strong bond for life, they can be very agressive to other birds to defend their territory.

Find out more below:

 

  1. Blue-winged goose, Cyanochen cyanopterus
  2. Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus
  3. Orinoco goose, Neochen jubatus
  4. Andean goose, Chloephaga melanoptera
  5. Magellan (Upland) goose, Chloephaga picta
  6. Kelp goose, Chloephaga hybrida
  7. Ashy-headed goose, Chloephaga poliocephala
  8. Ruddy-headed goose, Chloephaga rubidiceps
  9. Common shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
  10. Radjah shelduck, Tadorna radjah
  11. Ruddy shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea
  12. Cape shelduck, Tadorna cana
  13. Paradise shelduck, Tadorna variegata
  14. Australian shelduck, Tadorna tadornoides

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Above: adult pair of Paradise shelducks. Female left, male right.


 
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