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South African Shelduck

Tadorna cana

South African shelducks are part of the ‘Tadorna’ family. There are 7 species including the ruddy shelduck and the Cape shelduck. Male and females South African shelduck are very easy to distinguish; males have a grey head whereas the females have a white head.



Size: Length 61- 66cm
Weight: 0.7g – 2.2kg



South African shelducks feed mainly on seeds, grasses and algae, but may also take crustaceans and insect larvae.



For part of the year they congregate in flocks, but separate into pairs for the breeding season. The female will lay between 7 and 15 dull white eggs, which she will incubate for around 30 days.



The South African shelduck is not considered to be endangered but an increase in water sports may pose a threat to this species.

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