These shelducks graze on aquatic and terrestrial plants at the edges of water or in shallow water. Outside the breeding season they can occur in very large flocks. In flight they are very noisy and form long 'V's , unlike other Australian waterfowl.
Boldly-coloured large-bodied shelduck. Black body and head; conspicuous chestnut breast; white ring around neck and white fore wing. Females have a white ring around eye
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What habitats does Tadorna tadornoides live in?
Grasslands and croplands, large shallow waters, seeks open flat or undulating areas, including wetlands, mudflats or wide beaches.
What is the distribution of Tadorna tadornoides?
South-eastern and south-western Australia including Tasmania
How big does Tadorna tadornoides grow?
Up to 72 cm long and male wingspan up to 132 cm
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