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Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides

Described by: Jardine; Selby (1828)
Alternate common name(s): Chestnut-breasted Shelduck, Mountain Duck
Old scientific name(s): Casarca tadornoides


Coorong National Park, South Australia, Australia - Feb, 2006 © Arthur Grosset  Australia - Date unknown © Colin Clark  Rotnest Island, Western Australia, Australia - Sep, 2008 © Richard O 
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Sw. Australia; Se. Australia;
Two populations;
S. of 25S in sw. Australia in sw. Western Australia s. of the Gascoyne River, then from Shark Bay, occasionally King Sound, to Esperance and w. of a line roughly from Lake Carnegie to Israelite Bay. S. of 30S in se. Australia locally in sw. and se. Queensland (between Glenormiston and Birdsville), n. New South Wales s. of a rough line from Lake Bathurst, upper Lachlan River, Ivanhoe and Broken Hill (gathers at Lake George), Victoria and c. and e. South Australia (s. of the Murray River, Murrumbidgee and w. to Spencer Gulf, Narrung, Coorang, Lake Eyre, Cooper Creek) and Tasmania. Regularly reported in small numbers from all districts of New Zealand.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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