The ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), known in India as the Brahminy duck, is a member of the family Anatidae. It is a distinctive waterfowl, 58 to 70 cm (23 to 28 in) in length with a wingspan of 110 to 135 cm (43 to 53 in). It has orange-brown body plumage with a paler head, while the tail and the flight feathers in the wings are black, contrasting with the white wing-coverts. It is a migratory bird, wintering in the Indian subcontinent and breeding in southeastern Europe and central Asia, though there are small resident populations in North Africa. It has a loud honking call.

The ruddy shelduck mostly inhabits inland water-bodies such as lakes, reservoirs and rivers. The male and female form a lasting pair bond and the nest may be well away from water, in a crevice or hole in a cliff, tree or similar site. A clutch of about eight eggs is laid and is incubated solely by the female for about four weeks. The young are cared for by both parents and fledge about eight weeks after hatching.

In central and eastern Asia, populations are steady or rising, but in Europe they are generally in decline. Altogether, the birds have a wide range and large total population, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed their conservation status as being of "least concern".
Ruddy Shelduck
Date Location Count
2020-11-25 10:35Fajã de Cima1
2020-11-15 10:36Lagoa das Furnas1
2020-11-28 10:30Charca de Maspalomas4
2020-11-28 12:14Campo de golf Maspalomas2
2020-11-19 17:37Presa de Piletas2
2020-11-08 18:02Charcas de San Lorenzo2
2020-11-24 07:00Juncalillo del Sur1
2020-11-12 08:05El Matorral N6
2020-11-29 12:01Campo de golf El Cortijo10
2020-11-27 18:00Los Espinales Oeste2
2020-11-27 16:00Los Espinales Este6
2020-11-23 09:09Embalse de los Molinos190
2020-11-22 07:31Antigua--Las Pocetas4
2020-11-20 15:46Llanos Pelados4
2020-11-23 10:26ParajeN Salinas de Janubio24
2020-11-15 17:40Barranco del Rio Cabras4
2020-11-15 15:10Campo de golf de Tías2
2020-11-08 07:34Granja de Guatiza36
2020-11-13 09:25Orzola2
2020-11-21 09:38Estuaire du Asif n'Srou2
2020-11-12 10:00PN Litoral Norte--Estuário do Cávado--área geral1
2020-11-08 15:17Estuário do Douro--Observatório de Aves FAPAS/APDL1
2020-11-04 08:52Albufeira do Torres3
2020-11-28 12:35Embalse de Alqueva--Tramo Villarreal1
2020-11-02 10:30Embalse de Valmayor2
2020-11-29 12:45Cuenca Alta Manzanares PNat--Aryo. Samburiel, emb. Santillana4
2020-11-06 17:00Cuenca alta del Manzanares PNat--Emb. Santillana2
2020-11-29 16:08Emb. Santillana--antigua crta
2020-11-28 08:56Parque Polvoranca, Leganés3
2020-11-14 12:14Emb. Santillana--Aº Chozas14
2020-11-30 10:48Parque Forestal Valdebebas, Madrid2
2020-11-24 10:48Parque de Valdebernardo, Madrid2
2020-11-02 08:30Parque Juan Carlos I, Madrid1
2020-11-29 15:08Vicálvaro-Lagunas de Ambroz13
2020-11-07 10:30Sureste PNat--Miralrío, Velilla de San Antonio2
2020-11-12 18:00Cabezos del Calvario5
2020-11-22 13:03Het Binnenveld--Veenkampen1
2020-11-21 12:53Gassel--Over de Voort5
2020-11-12 10:10Carvium Novum1
2020-11-07 09:09Urdenbacher Kämpe (NSG)
2020-11-06 14:06Rheinfelden--Gwild und Wasserkraftwerk12
2020-11-04 08:53Dortmund--Hochwasserrückhaltebecken Mengede/Ickern4
2020-11-10 12:20Hallerey (NSG) und Revierpark Wischlingen2
2020-11-29 10:54Wehramündung (NSG)2
2020-11-08 10:56Pleckenbrinksee2
2020-11-11 11:00Stausee Hengsen und Bahnwald (NSG)15
2020-11-02 10:32Rieselfelder Münster (Europ. Vogelschutzgebiet)17
2020-11-20 09:43Klingnauer Stausee2
2020-11-16 11:30Kiebitzwiese (NSG)2
2020-11-08 10:54Roxheimer Altrhein und Silbersee (gesamt)2
2020-11-16 09:42Mechtersheimer Tongruben (NSG)2
2020-11-30 10:58Berghäuser Altrhein11
2020-11-17 10:14Eschenz--Werd Insel1
2020-11-28 10:27Eschenz--Nilibucht38
2020-11-28 13:04Untersee--Markelfinger Winkel20
2020-11-26Rottenburg--Weggental15
2020-11-28 14:01Stockacher Aachmündung25
2020-11-20 11:00Burglehen--Bischoffsee
2020-11-28 14:27Ermatinger Becken--Triboltingen
2020-11-30 13:45Ermatinger Becken--Gottlieben
2020-11-08 10:59Teufelsee und Pfaffensee (NSG)--Teufelsee2
2020-11-14 11:58Teufelsee und Pfaffensee (NSG)--Pfaffensee2
2020-11-21 14:00Seetaucherstrecke--Uttwil50
2020-11-12 14:37Rheindelta--Sanddelta-Lagune3
2020-11-15 14:25Stausee Rainau-Buch4
2020-11-01 15:01Mooswaldseen1
2020-11-08 13:42Sophienried--Fetzer See3
2020-11-28 09:34Vogelschutzgebiet Garstadt und Erweiterung (NSG)5
2020-11-30 12:06Sauerstöcksee und Hirtenbachaue (gLB)6
2020-11-06 12:14Schweinfurt--Baggersee2
2020-11-29 15:42Donaustausee Faimingen
2020-11-29 11:45Riedschreinerhof--Baggerseen35
2020-11-12 13:12Oberottmarshausen--Römerseen8
2020-11-14 12:29Bertoldsheim--Donau Staustufe2
2020-11-01 13:58Ammersee--Ammer Zufluss10
2020-11-15 10:25Eschefelder Teiche (NSG)1
2020-11-17 15:19Kisapaji-rét (Southern marshes)--Kunszentmiklós1
2020-11-24 13:20Alyki Lagoon (Naxos)1
2020-11-03 06:31Kalloni Salt Pans, Lesvos5
2020-11-14 08:39Kavak Deltası41
2020-11-09 14:05Tigaki Lagoon (Kos)2
2020-11-18 08:15Yalı Restaurant4
2020-11-17 09:41Atanasovsko Lake--Northeast6
2020-11-07 12:01Atanasovsko Lake--Migration Observation Point1
2020-11-16 08:42Lacul Beleu25
2020-11-24 09:00Kocaçay Deltası - Genel500
2020-11-28 11:33Büyükçekmece Gölü--Mimar Sinan Köprüsü5
2020-11-07 10:10Karaburun sahili3
2020-11-22 16:30Sarayköy Kokarhamam Bataklığı1
2020-11-18 10:00Hersek Lagünü1
2020-11-15 09:40Akgöl (Çorakgöl)10
2020-11-15 07:30Acıgöl-Gemiş-Çardak-Denizli50
2020-11-28 11:00Yarışlı Gölü
2020-11-15 15:00Burdur-Karataş gölü25
2020-11-07 07:00Çevlik Köyü1700
2020-11-22 12:00Burdur Gölü Şeker plajı
2020-11-14 10:25Gölbaşı Sel kapanı1000
2020-11-02 13:00Mogan Gölü Sel Kapanı20
2020-11-08 07:10mersin: silifke: kosks: yıkık bina2
2020-11-22 11:20Nahsholim בריכות נחשולים1
2020-11-13 12:00Yedikır Göleti1000
2020-11-19 07:30Yedikir Baraji500
2020-11-19 12:00Kızılırmak Deltası Kuş Cenneti28
2020-11-04 12:10Сквер рядом со стадионом МГУ (Public garden near MSU stadium)2
2020-11-11 07:46Пречистенская набережная (Prechistenskaya Naberezhnaya)3
2020-11-10 08:19Главный Ботанический Сад--У Лабораторного корпуса (Moscow Main Botanical Garden--Near Laboratory Building)2
2020-11-15 10:51Главный Ботанический Сад (Moscow Main Botanical Garden)2
2020-11-22 11:10Нагатинская набережная (Nagatinskaya naberezhnaya)2
2020-11-22 11:06Парк Печатники (Pechatniki Park)2
2020-11-17 08:21Измайловский Парк (Izmailovsky Park)2
2020-11-21 13:26Терлецкий Лесопарк (Terletskiy Lesopark)1
2020-11-07 12:30Kumisi Reservoir1
2020-11-20 09:00Morreh Wetlands20
2020-11-13 06:10Hilf Sewage Works1
2020-11-28 09:00Shurak Maleki Reservoir مخزن اب
2020-11-12 08:48Dhinchada Lake10
2020-11-26Bedi Port Rd9
2020-11-08 10:00Wetland near Jamnagar Railway Station
2020-11-16 15:30Vibhapar19
2020-11-21 17:18Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-14 12:32Balachadi Beach6
2020-11-29 12:07Khirasara Grassland4
2020-11-08 08:44Nyari-1 Dam2
2020-11-15 07:10Little Rann of Kachchh--Kuda2
2020-11-29 09:06Bhaskarpara Narmada Canal Area30
2020-11-29 11:56Vadla Dam( 22.916, 71.971)6
2020-11-29 08:36Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary11
2020-11-28 15:36Kumbharwada wetland53
2020-11-09 09:15Kanjari Deer Sanctuary3
2020-11-02 16:15Nava Bandar (New Port) Rd8
2020-11-08 13:27Rancharda Lake5
2020-11-15 12:50Rohni40
2020-11-22 12:57Gobarapura Reservoir6
2020-11-19 16:19Juni Akhol200
2020-11-14 06:30Narmada Canal, Karai2
2020-11-14 15:09Sant Sarovar3
2020-11-14 14:09Narda Wetland32
2020-11-29 15:50Pariej Lake8
2020-11-15 08:20Gaviyer Lake2
2020-11-11 07:30Bhuigaon Beach Vasai1
2020-11-14 15:09Gogte saltpans vasai1
2020-11-02 07:30Bhandup Pumping Station -- creek mudflats20
2020-11-20 13:16Panje, Uran2
2020-11-17 07:05TS Chanakya College, Navi Mumbai2
2020-11-23Vadhavana Lake, Dabhoi50
2020-11-21 11:00Bishkek--Fish Ponds13
2020-11-17 08:34Gangapur Dam backwaters, Nashik4
2020-11-22 07:06Tal Chhapar Sanctuary1
2020-11-08 07:27Waghad Dam3
2020-11-17 11:33Ratanmahal WLS6
2020-11-18 08:00Kasarsai Dam, Pune2
2020-11-01 08:01Windmill Farm, Sinnar2
2020-11-12 10:30Mula River -- Baner2
2020-11-30 07:00Kavdi Pat2
2020-11-22 07:00Toranmal Reserve Forest, Nandurbar Dt100
2020-11-21 06:15Pingori village(Jejuri)4
2020-11-08 06:38Sambhar Lake15
2020-11-22 08:03Raiwasa Lake & surroundings2
2020-11-22 09:00Morgaon7
2020-11-28 07:10Maina-Raia Wetlands25
2020-11-24 09:35New Palace Zoo, Kolhapur2
2020-11-26 15:45Kapurwadi lake4
2020-11-12 07:03Krishna Mai ghat, Sangli2
2020-11-01 09:30Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-28 07:28Mattewara Forest7
2020-11-28 11:33Gandhisagar Sanctuary2
2020-11-21 07:25Pong Dam--Nagrota Surian10
2020-11-28 07:00Barkhera
2020-11-22 07:30Babaji Ki Paal--Kanota Dam7
2020-11-06 21:35Alania Dam32
2020-11-29 08:45Kishanpura (Machal) Wetland, Indore2
2020-11-02 08:01Lake Sorbulaq--Southern Shore; (IBA KZ097)
2020-11-27 08:30Sirpur Tank2
2020-11-18 13:44Rupnagar20
2020-11-05 14:50Gujjarbettu Paddyfields1
2020-11-29 07:48Barkur Wetlands -- Saasthana1
2020-11-08 10:30Baroda Daulat Village Pond2
2020-11-08 17:00Siswan Dam10
2020-11-14 07:56Dighal23
2020-11-22 07:56Sukhna Lake Reserve Forest25
2020-11-22 15:37Sukhna Migratory bird watching point62
2020-11-29 10:00Madothi jahjjar HR/IN4
2020-11-21 07:55Budhera WTP, Gurgaon8
2020-11-27 06:30Bhutnal Lake, Bijapur3
2020-11-22 08:00Dharampur (Najafgarh) Gurgaon2
2020-11-22 07:55Basai Wetland16
2020-11-09 15:24Chithari Estuary7
2020-11-22 17:00Kuniyan Wetlands3
2020-11-26 16:00Sungarpur, Yamuna Khadar,Jhangola,IN-Del2
2020-11-30 08:01Okhla Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-12 10:00Amipur faridabad IN-HR2
2020-11-21 07:30Surajpur Police line15
2020-11-21 12:43Surajpur Wetlands6
2020-11-06 07:33Melghat Tiger Reserve -- Wan Sanctuary6
2020-11-28 12:55Asan Conservation Reserve3
2020-11-15 06:00Kava Lake, Latur7
2020-11-29 07:37Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP11
2020-11-26 13:46Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori2
2020-11-22 08:15Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East4
2020-11-22 08:00Dhanauri Wetlands6
2020-11-20 20:59Melghat-Dhargad FRH1
2020-11-29 16:00Kapsi Talao (lake), Akola2
2020-11-09 13:55Ramsagar Wildlife Sanctuary4
2020-11-06 07:37Yamuna River Bed at General ganj, Mathura12
2020-11-17 10:46Vrindavan14
2020-11-09 16:30Talab Shahi6
2020-11-22 07:25kumbhari lake, Akola3
2020-11-27 07:34Wildlife Institute of India Campus2
2020-11-08 07:50Jodhpur Jhal Bird Sanctuary3
2020-11-22 14:15Borgaon Manju Reservoir55
2020-11-07 09:55Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-08 08:28Haiderpur Wetlands -- Muzaffarnagar Zone10
2020-11-29 09:00Haiderpur Wetlands and Ganga Barrage
2020-11-27 13:00Haiderpur Wetlands -- Bijnor Zone90
2020-11-07 07:07Chilla Range--Ganga Bank15
2020-11-12 08:32Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve15
2020-11-08 07:30Gondvihir Reservoir2
2020-11-08 09:49Kaudiya/Gangabhogpur -- Talla20
2020-11-07 16:29Gujjar Basti, Gaindikhata2
2020-11-15 10:24Kaudiya/Gangabhogpur -- Rajaji NP80
2020-11-24 07:18Rajaji National Park7
2020-11-28 12:14Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)3
2020-11-08 07:22Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland2
2020-11-29 07:15Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah3
2020-11-22 07:00Chhatri Lake--Backwaters, Amravati4
2020-11-15 05:25Merched Lake, Manslapur Village2
2020-11-01 09:38Chambal Safari Lodge2
2020-11-11 08:54National Chambal Sanctuary -- Jaitpur12
2020-11-07 09:41Corbett NP--Dhikala6
2020-11-23 08:47National Chambal Sanctuary -- Nadgawan4
2020-11-10 06:57Narsinghpur Arera13
2020-11-05 12:35Kosi River1
2020-11-04 12:33Ramnagar--Kosi River150
2020-11-30 13:10Kosi Barrage, Ramnagar50
2020-11-17 14:48Kosi Barrage240
2020-11-10 15:26Sarus Crane Wetlands Saifai near Kirthua10
2020-11-23 07:00Baur Reservoir, Haldwani8
2020-11-10 11:20Dongargaon Dam2
2020-11-07 10:31National Chambal Sanctuary -- Bhareh Fort at Chambal Yamuna Confluence24
2020-11-19 15:00Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur5
2020-11-29 09:44Ambazari Lake--Backwaters, Nagpur2
2020-11-24 06:50Gorewada Lake, Nagpur6
2020-11-24 14:19Pench Tiger Reserve, Sillari Gate, Maharashtra2
2020-11-08 09:14Kaladumar2
2020-11-09 08:00Ghodazari Lake1
2020-11-26 10:18Soundad Lake6
2020-11-23 09:07Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary -- Sanctuary Proper1
2020-11-22 08:30Malookpur Wetland1
2020-11-29 06:12Kakinada Fish Market10
2020-11-06 06:43Chitwan National Park - Madi Kalyanpur18
2020-11-05 09:46Chitwan National Park - Tikauli Jungle2
2020-11-17 14:38Chitwan National Park - Gaida Lodge8
2020-11-01 07:30Mugling5
2020-11-17 08:00Chitwan National Park - General200
2020-11-26 09:20Bagmati River - Pharshidol to Katuwal Daha1
2020-11-26 09:48Taudaha1
2020-11-27 03:18Arend's Bagmati and Taudaha Fixed Route1
2020-11-22 14:17Mangalajodi Wetlands3
2020-11-22 09:32Mundali4
2020-11-22 07:48Naraj2
2020-11-21 13:58Koshi Barrage13
2020-11-07 07:57Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve4
2020-11-30 07:15Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reseve - Prakashpur Post6
2020-11-22 16:11Koshi Bird Observatory16
2020-11-07 17:41Lal Bandh1
2020-11-15 11:02Bakreshwar Dam3
2020-11-29 06:52Farakka IBA Panchanandapur15
2020-11-29 09:00Barshul--Bajeshalepur PUB2
2020-11-19 14:47Fulbari Grassland4
2020-11-25 11:15Gajoldoba Barrage JG50
2020-11-13 05:41Purbasthali Bird Sanctuary PUB11
2020-11-29 10:30Teesta riverbed JG1
2020-11-30 07:04Teesta Spar JG2
2020-11-23 15:52Simla Park (Rajshahi)8
2020-11-25 23:23Rajshahi University Campus (Rajshahi)6
2020-11-30 23:30Padma River & Chars (Rajshahi)50
2020-11-26 18:11Thimpu Sewage Lagoons30
2020-11-12 08:00Orang National Park8
2020-11-29 06:31Nameri NP8
2020-11-22 15:35Lake Brahmputra near Kolia Bhomora Setu Bridge3
2020-11-30 20:55Hatikhuli Tea Estate2
2020-11-20 06:20Bor Sola Beel (Wetland)20
2020-11-17 15:00Maguri Grassland
2020-11-27 10:45Maguri Beel10
2020-11-25 05:59Roing Grasslands1
2020-11-29 16:51Doi Lo paddies (general area)10
2020-11-26 17:10Mae Taeng Irrigation Project1
2020-11-15 10:54更尕海 (Geng'ga Lake)700
2020-11-23 08:54Mae Ping River in Tak Provincial Town5
2020-11-20 10:52拉市海 (Lijiang Wetland Park)2
2020-11-25 12:55兰州--黄河岸公园 (Lanzhou--Yellow River Bank Park)
2020-11-21 10:30Qinglong Lake8
2020-11-03 08:30沉湖 (Chenhu Lake)8
2020-11-29 20:51张官营 (Zhangjiaying Village)
2020-11-28 08:38Shidu20
2020-11-14 10:01Yeyahu (Wild Duck Lake)3
2020-11-07 08:37康熙草原 (Kangxi Grassland)2
2020-11-30 14:00Shahe Reservoir20
2020-11-28 11:32南海子公园 (Nanhaizi Park)1
2020-11-21 07:31北京--温榆河 (Beijing-Wenyu River [general area])2
2020-11-21 07:30温榆河--机场辅路 (Wenyu River at Jichangfu Road)2
2020-11-22 13:52五星农垦场(鄱阳湖)19
2020-11-28 14:30温榆河 (Wenyu River)2
2020-11-21 10:00Miyun Reservoir--Houbajiazhuang100
2020-11-30 10:03青山湖水库 (Qingshanhu Reservoir)4
2020-11-16 12:21Coastal Yongqiang- Wenzhou2
2020-11-22 08:31Mayicun (蚂蚁村)20
2020-11-08 10:57Seosan Lake A6
2020-11-16 15:10강화도 남단 갯벌 Ganghwa Island--southern tidal flats40
2020-11-28 09:41Sihwa Daesong Estuary20
2020-11-21 09:22Sihwa Lake75
2020-11-28 16:39송도 남동유수지 Songdo--Namdong Reservoir30
2020-11-05 07:50파주 산남습지 Paju Sannam Wetland1
2020-11-07 16:14송도 고잔갯벌 Songdo--Gojan Tidal Flat, Incheon12
2020-11-21 14:37매향리 갯벌1