Ruddy Shelduck

Scientific name: Tadorna ferruginea
Mongolian name: Хондон Ангир
Order: Anseriformes
Bird family: Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans)
Conservation status: LC


Key information

The ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), is. is a migratory bird in member of the family Anatidae, wintering in the Indian subcontinent and breeding in southeastern Europe and central Asia, though there are small resident populations in North Africa.

Length : 58-70 cm

Wingspan: 110-135 cm

Weight : male 1200–1640 g, female 925–1500 g;

Population : The overall population trend is uncertain, as some populations are decreasing, while others have unknown trends

Habitat: frequents open locations on inland bodies of water such as lakes, reservoirs and rivers’ area of the bird is from southeast Europe across central Asia to Lake Baikal, Mongolia, and western China

Diet: Grasses, leaves, seeds and stems of plants and sedges, grain