Sighting of the Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna (Linnaeus, 1758) (Aves: Anseriformes: Anatidae) in Shettikeri Tank, Karnataka, India

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Darwin Dasan Tamiliniyan
Santhanakrishnan Babu
Honnavalli Nagaraj Kumara


We recorded the Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna in Shettikeri tank and it turned out to be a first record of the species for the state Karnataka. Further, it appears like a wild vagrant to Karnataka and Southern peninsula.

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