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Tadorna tadornoides (Australian Shelduck)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Australian shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides) is a shelduck, a group of large goose-like birds which are part of the bird family Anatidae. The genus name Tadorna comes from Celtic roots and means "pied waterfowl". They are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
13
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.67358
EDGE Score: 1.30117

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  3.14 lbs (1.43 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  93 grams
Female Weight [1]  2.85 lbs (1.29 kg)
Male Weight [1]  3.44 lbs (1.56 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  20.8 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fish [3]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  40 %
Diet - Plants [3]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  50 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [5]  9
Incubation [4]  31 days
Wing Span [4]  3.7 feet (1.14 m)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands New Zealand Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Carnarvon xeric shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Esperance mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Eyre and York mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Kimberly tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Mount Lofty woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Pilbara shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Richmond temperate forests New Zealand Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
South Island montane grasslands New Zealand Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southwest Australia savanna Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwest Australia woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Swan Coastal Plain Scrub and Woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tasmanian Central Highland forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Western Australian Mulga shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
Fitzgerald River National Park II 732417 Western Australia, Australia
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Hattah-Kulkyne NP and Murray-Kulkyne Park National Park II 122831 Victoria, Australia
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Lavinia Nature Reserve State Reserve II 17390 Tasmania, Australia    
Riverland Biosphere Reserve Ia 1490891 South Australia, Australia
Stirling Range National Park II 281371 Western Australia, Australia
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand No
Southwest Australia Australia No

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Echinuria uncinata[6]
Haemoproteus nettionis <Unverified Name>[6]
Streptocara crassicauda <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Beale Park
Bird Park Marlow
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Canolfan Llanelli Centre W&WTrust
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Dreamworld Pty Ltd
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Fota Wildlife Park
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Hamilton Zoo
Hattiesburg Zoo
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Kansas City Zoo
Linton Zoological Gardens
Melbourne Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Mitchell Park Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
Taronga Zoo
Tilgate Nature Centre
Wellington Zoo Trust
Wilhelma Zoo
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Marchant, S.; Higgins, PJ (eds.) 1990. The handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Vol. 1., ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
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
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz 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
6Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access