Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Common Shelduck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tadorna tadorna
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eurasian Shelduck
Habitat : Coastal mudflats and newly emerging islands, large lakes, estuaries, bays.
Description : The Common Shelduck is a strikingly coloured duck with a bright red upturned bill (adult bird length approximately 62 cm, weight 1 kg, wing 11.5 cm, bill 3.2 cm, tarsus 5.2 cm, tail 11.5 cm). It mainly inhabits the coastal mudflats and newly emerging islands. It is a gregarious bird and congregates in large numbers on large lakes, estuaries, bays, etc. It is omnivorous and feeds generally on molluscs, crustaceans, insects, worms, algae, seeds, leaves and tubers.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.