Common Name: Ruddy shelduck
Scientific Name: Tadorna ferruginea
Nepali Name: Chakhewachakhewi ( चखेवाचखेवी )
Size: 61-67cm (size) 110-135cm (wingspan)
Location: Braga, Manang
Ruddy Shelducks are generally found from 305m to 4800m above sea level in swampy habitats and open water areas. The male is differentiated from the female by the black collar in the neck and both sport orange-brownish plumage with the female having a pale whitish head.
The male and female ducks remain as partners for a very long time and will be seen flying together most of the time.
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