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Information for Radjah shelduck - Tadorna radjah

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Radjah shelduck
Tadorna radjah

Also known as the Black-backed Shelduck or the Burdekin Duck, this is a strikingly coloured black and white duck with green bands on the top of the wings that can be seen from above when in flight.

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Radjah shelduck - Tadorna radjah - Photo by Alex Pawlow

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The head and neck is all white, the back and wings are black and the undersides are white, broken only by a dark collar.

Radjah Shelducks form long term bonds and tend to be seen pairs or small flocks.