RADJAH SHELDUCK
(Tadorna Radjah)
Puna Teal                  Red-Billed Teal


Australia Zone - Slimbridge
The Radjah Shelduck can be found in the Australia zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Australia
Breeding Habitat - Australia
New Guinea and North Australia.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
The radjah Shelduck will migrate South in dry seasons.

Conservation Status


Size
510mm to 610mm (20" to 24")

Appearance - Drake
The Male has White plumage with metallic Green on top of their wings, dark wing tips and a ‘collar’ around the breast. The back and tail is Brown Black, the eyes are a striking White, the bill is light Pink and the legs and feet are also Pink.

Appearance - Duck
The female is similar to the male.

Habitat
Mangrove Swamps, Lagoons, Billabongs and the Coastline of New Guinea and Australia.

Diet
Molluscs, Insects, Sedge and Algae.

Breeding Time
November to May depending upon location.

Nest
The nest is built in tree hollows lined with down close to a food source.

Eggs
Quantity: 6 to 12.
Colour: Creamy White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl M - R
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas Semipalmata)
Magellan Goose (Chloephaga Picta)
Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)
Mandarin (Aix Galericulata)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor)
Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas Puna)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
Ross's Goose (Anser Rossii or Chen Rossii)
Rosybill (Vetta Peposaca)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea)
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RADJAH SHELDUCK
Puna Teal                  Red-Billed Teal
Radjah Shelduck
©Nigel Key Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge May 2012)

The Radjah Shelduck or Raja Shelduck is also known as the Burdekin Duck in Australia and is a shelduck.

The Radjah Shelduck is usually seen in pairs or small groups and are extremely territorial. They rest during the day and are often seen perching in trees near the water.

They are not currently threatened and are classed as Least Concern, however, they are protected in Australia resulting in harsh penalties if they are hunted or disturbed.
   Hear the Radjah Shelduck's Call:-


Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge March 2014) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge May 2015) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge May 2015)
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23/05/15
23/05/15
Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge May 2013) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge July 2013) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge September 2013)
25/05/13
26/07/13
04/09/13
Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge July 2012) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge July 2012) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge September 2012)
28/07/12
28/07/12
08/09/12
Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge June 2011) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge June 2011) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge May 2012)
04/06/11
04/06/11
26/05/12
Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge June 2009) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge August 2010) Radjah Shelduck (Slimbridge June 2011)
03/06/09
22/08/10
04/06/11





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