Posted by dharmveer suthar on March 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm
The ruddy shelduck is a common winter visitor in India. This bird is found in large wetlands, rivers with mud flats and shingle banks. Found in large congregations on lakes and reservoirs. It breeds in high altitude lakes and swamps in Jammu & Kashmir. Arrives in north India by October and departs by April.
The genus name Tadorna comes from Celtic roots and means “pied waterfowl,” essentially the same as the English “shelduck”.
Dholpur, Rajasthan, India
Nikon D7000 with Tamron 150-600 mm lens