Birds Image Stock | Australian shelduck

The Australian shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides), also known as the mountain duck, is the largest Australian duck. Its dark body contrasts with brilliant white wing patches. The genus name Tadorna comes from Celtic roots and means pied waterfowl. The Mountain Duck is a very vocal bird, especially in flight. Females can be distinguished from males by a white ring around the eye and the base of the bill.
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