Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

As is common with most ducks, the male ruddy shelduck is brighter and more decorated, developing a black collar during the breeding season, than the female in order to attract a mate. The pair nests in a tree hollow, among stone piles, or in an abandoned burrow.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Jungle Trails
lengthLength: 2 to 2.2 ft
weightWeight: 2.5 to 3 lbs
habitatHabitat: Freshwater wetlands and grasslands
dietDiet: variety of aquatic and terrestrial vegetation, insects, fish, frogs and worms