Radjah Shelducks are large, stunning birds. Their mostly white plumage is dramatically contrasted by a dark-chestnut breast band; black back, wing-tips, rump, and tail; pink bill, legs, feet; and pale eyes. Radjah Shelducks are monogamous and breed for life. They use very little nesting material and are often found nesting in hollow limbs or tree trunks.
Scientific Name: Tadorna radjah
Native to: New Guinea and Australia
Average Length: 21.7”
Average Weight: Male 2 lbs. Female 1.9 lbs.
Photo Credit: David Iliff.
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