Phil Pearce

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Shelduck

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Shelduck

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“Tadorna Tadorna”

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The Shelduck of the swans geese and ducks family is an amber listed species that feeds on 

shellfish, invertebrates, and aquatic snails.

It is between 58 and 65cm long

It has a wingspan of between 1.1 and 1.3m

It weighs in at 850 to 1,400 grams

There are around 15,000 breeding pairs in the uk

60,000 birds spend the winter here

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They are big and colourful with green head and a chestnut belly stripe and a red bill.

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