shelduck

[ UK /ʃˈɛldʌk/ ]
NOUN
  1. female sheldrake
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  • The downy chicks are similar in markings to those of the shelduck.
  • River bed invertebrates support a diverse birdlife including wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis, paradise shelduck Tadorna variegata, black-billed gull, black-fronted tern Sterna albistriata and banded dotterel Pluvialis obscura. Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand
  • My first sighting was of large numbers of pink-footed geese and wigeon along with some ringed plover and shelduck.
  • At first glance the drained muds of the Blyth estuary were dotted with shelduck, redshank, curlew, wigeon, pintail and black headed gulls.
  • In the long-term the scheme will provide ‘compensation’ for other areas where development means natural habitats are lost and they are hoping to attract species such as redshank, dunlin, curlew, golden plover and shelduck.
  • One of the most attractive of our waterfowl, the goose-like shelduck is renowned for its spectacular moult gatherings along the northern coast of Germany.
  • Low-level attacks against crèches of Canada geese and shelduck are another spectacle, the avocets performing highly attractive ‘butterfly’ flights.
  • My first sighting was of large numbers of pink-footed geese and wigeon along with some ringed plover and shelduck.
  • A subspecies of the critically endangered crested shelduck, called Kuroda's sheldrake Tadorna cristata kuroda, once occurred along the southern coast of Korea. Southern Korea evergreen forests
  • Dozens of humans and millions of domesticated birds have died in at least eight Asian countries so far, and now China has said the disease is killing wild bar-headed geese, cormorants, and shelducks.
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