Common Shelduck
Tadorna tadorna

– very large duck, proportions like goose, much larger than Mallard
– diurnal migrant, possibly nocturnal movement as well
– migrates in small to medium flocks in formation

BIF114_MPU_I1Q1768_140530_csheld_mng_buir-nuur
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, M F AD BREED
BIF0114, 30/05/2014, Buir Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze
BIF115_MPU_PMA1112_110517_csheld_mongolia_ohoibalsan-kherlen-gol
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, M AD BREED, F 3CY
BIF0115, 17/05/2011, Choibalsan-Kherlen Gol, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, F AD
BIF1386, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Roland Neumann

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, F AD
BIF1387, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Roland Neumann

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, M F AD BREED (left M possibly 3CY)
BIF1396, 09/05/2011, Greifswald, Germany, Michael Heiß

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, M AD BREED (left), M 2CY (right), 2CY probably M
BIF1397, 13/05/14, Katinger Watt, Germany, Michael Heiß
BIF322_MPU_I1Q9075_121022_csheld_d_jadebusen
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
BIF0322, 22/10/2012, Jadebusen, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF116-3_PFR03360_1-10_090510_csheld-WS-FC_gr-oie_REF-S
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, calls in flight, wing sound
BIF116, 10/05/2009, Greifswalder Oie, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

BIF117-3_PFR03361_1-10_090510_csheld-WS-FC_gr-oie_REF-S
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, calls in flight, wing sound
BIF117, 10/05/2009, Greifswalder Oie, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Ruddy Shelduck
Egyptian Goose
Common Eider

#waterbird #waterfowl #wildfowl

#ornithology #birdmigration #birdID #birdguide #birding #birdwatching #birdsound #westernpalearctic #europe #vismig #flightcalls #middleeast #northernafrica #workinprogress