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Tadorna cana (South African Shelduck)

Wikipedia Abstract

The South African shelduck or Cape shelduck (Tadorna cana) is a species of shelduck, a group of large goose-like birds which are part of the bird family Anatidae, which also includes the swans, geese and ducks.This is a 64 cm long bird which breeds in southern Africa, mainly in Namibia and South Africa.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
12
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.52758
EDGE Score: 1.26061

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  3.50 lbs (1.59 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  83 grams
Clutch Size [3]  10

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Albany thickets South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands South Africa Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Highveld grasslands South Africa Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kalahari xeric savanna Botswana, Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Knysna-Amatole montane forests South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Lowland fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets South Africa Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Montane fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Nama Karoo Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Namib desert Namibia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Southern Africa bushveld Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Zambezian flooded grasslands Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Zambezian halophytics Mozambique, Botswana Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Addo Elephant National Park II 348463 Eastern Cape, South Africa
Augrabies Falls National Park II 137301 Northern Cape, South Africa
Bontebok National Park II 8315 Western Cape, South Africa
Daan Viljoen Game Park II 9924 Namibia  
Etosha National Park II 5699141 Namibia  
Golden Gate Highlands National Park II 28689 Free State, South Africa
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park II 2382284 Northern Cape, South Africa
Karoo National Park II 190300 Western Cape, South Africa
Marakele National Park II 163507 Limpopo, South Africa
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes 3127 England, United Kingdom
Mountain Zebra National Park II 60944 Eastern Cape, South Africa
Northern Works   South Africa      
Richtersveld National Park II 399195 Northern Cape, South Africa
Table Mountain (Cape Peninsula) National Park II 70141 Western Cape, South Africa
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  
Umgeni River Provincial Nature Reserve 2372 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Weenen Nature Reserve   Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
West Coast National Park II 59916 Western Cape, South Africa
Wilderness National Park II 5929 Western Cape, South Africa  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Barberspan and Leeupan South Africa A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Botriviervlei and Kleinmond estuary South Africa A4i, A4iii
False Bay Park (proposed) South Africa A1, A4i, A4iii
Kamfers Dam South Africa A4i
Orange river mouth wetlands South Africa A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Spitskop Dam South Africa A1, A4i
Verlorenvlei South Africa A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africa Alive!
Akron Zoological Park
Arundel Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Audubon Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Denver Zoological Gardens
Jackson Zoological Park
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Mitchell Park Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
Touroparc
Valencia Bioparc, Rainforest S.A.
Washington Waterfowl Park W&WT
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo Landau in der Pfalz
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig

Range Map

Cape Peninsula National Park;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1A comparative study of egg mass and clutch size in the Anseriformes, Jordi Figuerola and Andy J. Green, J Ornithol (2006) 147: 57–68 2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators. GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access