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Tadorna tadornoides

Tadorna tadornoides (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Galloanseres

Ordo: Anseriformes

Familia: Anatidae
Subfamilia: Tadorninae
Genus: Tadorna
Species: Tadorna tadornoides

Tadorna tadornoides (Jardine & Selby, 1828)

Anas tadornoides (protonym)


Ill. Orn. 2: pl.62, text.

Vernacular names
čeština: Husice australská
Deutsch: Australische Kasarka
English: Australian Shelduck
Esperanto: Aŭstralia tadorno
español: Tarro Australiano
français: Tadorne d'Australie
magyar: Ausztrál ásólúd
日本語: クビワアカツクシガモ
Nederlands: Australische bergeend
svenska: Australisk gravand

The Australian shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides), also known as the chestnut-breasted shelduck or mountain duck, is a shelduck, part of the bird family Anatidae. The genus name Tadorna comes from Celtic roots and means "pied waterfowl".[2] They are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

Taxonomy and naming

William Jardine and Prideaux John Selby described the Australian shelduck in 1828.

The males are mostly dark, with a chestnut breast. They have white neck collars and dark green heads. The females are similar, but they have white around the eyes and are smaller. Both males and females show a white wing during flight.[3]
Distribution and habitat

The Australian shelduck mainly breeds in southern Australia and Tasmania and is still fairly common.[4] In the winter, many birds move farther north than the breeding range. As with other shelducks, this species has favourite moulting grounds, such as Lake George, New South Wales, where sizeable concentrations occur. The Australian shelduck's primary habitat is lakes in fairly open country. It is extremely wary. It makes its nest in tree holes, holes in banks, or similar locations. Eight to fifteen eggs are laid, and incubated for between thirty and thirty-three days.

BirdLife International (2012). "Tadorna tadornoides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
Kear, Janet (2005). Ducks, Geese, and Swans. Oxford University Press. p. 420. ISBN 0-19-861008-4.
Kightley, Chris (2010). Wildfowl. A&C Black. p. 165. ISBN 978-1408138953.
Ogilvie, Malcolm Alexander; Young, Steve (2002). Wildfowl of the World. New Holland Publishers. p. 60. ISBN 1-84330-328-0.

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