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The Ruddy Shelduck Pictures and Detail (Tadorna ferruginea) Migratory Birds

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The Ruddy Shelduck Pictures and Detail (Tadorna ferruginea) Everytime I visit Ropar wetland, I get a chance to capture pictures of ducks. Last I captured pictures of Spot-billed Ducks and this time, it was the turn of  Ruddy Shelduck. In general, these ducks don't come close to side of the wetland where human interference is more; however, sometimes, you get few exceptions. 
Ruddy Shelduck is member of Duck family and it is put in Shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. These are mainly migratory birds and they come to the Indian subcontinent in winters. This bird is mainly found in pairs or in small groups. 
I was fortunate to get pictures of Ruddy Shelduck pictures during this winter; otherwise, I was required to wait for next winters. These birds arrive in Indian in October and leaves around April. 
The male Ruddy Shelduck can be recognized by a black ring on the neck. In some parts of the world, these birds are hunted; though, In India they are protected birds; however, unofficial hun…