|The South African Shelduck in Flamingo Lagoon, Slimbridge|
|Breeding Habitat - South Africa|
|Namibia and South Africa.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|They winter to North East Africa.|
Appearance - Drake
The male has a Grey head and upper neck, a Black bill, a Buff lower neck and breast. The body is Chestnut Brown with Black with White and Green wings. The legs and feet are dark Grey.
Appearance - Duck
The female is similar to the male except it has a White face with dark Brown head and neck.
Wetlands, Lakes, Rivers, Ponds and Grasslands.
Aquatic Plants, Insects, Grasses, Grain, Algae, Worms, small Fish and Crustaceans.
April to September.
The nest is built in sand dunes, Aardvark burrows, or rough ground.
Quantity: 6 to 15.
Colour: Dull White.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl S - Z|
|Shelduck (Tadorna Tadorna)|
|Smew (Mergellus Albellus)|
|Snow Goose (Anser or Chen Caerulescens)|
|South African Shelduck (Tadorna Cana)|
|Southern Pochard (Netta Erythrophthalma)|
|Southern Screamer (Chauna Torquata)|
|Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus Gambensis)|
|Swan Goose (Anser Cygnoides)|
|Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator)|
|Tufted Duck (Aythya Fuligula)|
|Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arcuata)|
|West Indian Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arborea)|
|White-Cheeked Pintail (Anas Bahamensis)|
|White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Viduata)|
|White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)|
|White-headed Duck (Oxyura Leucocephala)|
|Whooper Swan (Cygnus Cygnus)|
|Yellow-Billed Duck (Anas Undulata)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The South African Shelduck, also known as the Cape Shelduck, is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae and is classed as a Shelduck.
The South African Shelduck breeds in Southern Africa, mainly in Namibia.
The South African Shelduck is one of the birds to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds applies.
|Hear the South African Shelduck's Call:-|