The Cape shelduck or South African shelduck (Tadorna cana) breeds in Southern Africa, mainly Namibia. The male South African Shelduck has a grey head and upper neck, a buff lower neck and breast, a chestnut body, strikingly marked black, white and green wings, and a black beak. The female is similar except for a white face with a dark-brown head and neck. In the wild, it may use holes and burrows made by other animals to build its nest. The genus name Tadorna comes from Celtic roots and means pied waterfowl.