Radjah Shelduck

Radjah Shelduck

Radjah Shelduck
Radjah radjah


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Anseriformes
FAMILY
Anatidae

Range

New Guinea and the Moluccan Islands, Aru Islands, and Fergusson Island


Habitat

Coastal marsh, lagoons, and swamps


Diet

Mollusks and other aquatic invertebrates

Length

20 - 24 in.

Incubation

30 days

Clutch

6 - 12 eggs

IUCN Status

Not Listed

Facts

  • Pairs defend a territory that includes a nest site, a foraging area, and a brood rearing area.
  • Usually nest in hollow trees near water.
  • Young are cared for by both parents.
  • Flight is goose-like, slower wing beats than most ducks.

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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