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

20 - 24 in

30 days

6 - 12 eggs

IUCN Status
Least Concern
radjah shelduck

Radjah shelduck pairs defend a territory that includes a nest site, a foraging area, and a brood rearing area. They usually nest in hollow trees near water. Young are cared for by both parents.

Their flight is goose-like, with slower wing beats than most ducks.