Shelduck (also Common Shelduck) Tadorna tadorna

Shelduck Shelduck pair (also called Common Shelduck)
Shelduck male Sheldrake, has a green tinge to his black head
Shelduck female Shelduck female has a different bill without the red "face-plate"
Shelduck
Shelduck
Shelduck
The word Shelduck means pied waterfowl (English) as does it's scientific name Tadorna (Celtic), although Shelduck now refers to several species of large duck midway to small geese.
Shelduck The rare two-headed Shelduck
Shelduck Shelly saw in her reflection that her diet wasn't working.
Shelduck The sheldrake in breeding plumage has an enlarged red knob on his bill.
Shelduck
The female has similar plumage to the male but a different bill.
Shelducks
Shelducks
The Shelduck is prevalent in coastal areas of much of Europe and inland areas of (mainly Central) Asia.
Shelducks
Shelducks fighting
Shelducks fighting
In the breeding season, Shelduck are argumentative birds, both with their own kind and with other duck species.
Shelducks Showing the dark green wing feathers (speculum)
Shelducks which reflect metallic green in the sunlight
Shelduck and Mallard Female Shelduck arguing with Mallard
Shelducks
Shelducks
Male Shelduck chasing away another male
Shelduck
Shelduck
Shelduck
Both male and female show a green tinge to their heads in sunlight.
Shelduck