South African Shelduck - Tadorna cana

Length 2.0-2.2 ft (61.0-66.0 cm)
Wingspan 2.9-4.1 ft (87.5-125.0 cm)
Weight 3.3-4.9 lb (1496.9-2222.6 g)
Clutch Size 1-15
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The South African Shelduck is also known as the Cape Shelduck. They are found in South Africa, Namibia and parts of Botswana. Both sexes have a rusty colored body and wings marked with black, white and green. Males have a gray head and females have a gray head with a white face.

Diet during the dry season is grain and algae. During the rest of the year they eat mostly seeds, insect larvae and crustaceans.

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