Ruddy Shelduck at Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India

Ruddy Shelducks at Keoladeo National Park are also known as Brahminy Duck in India. They have a orange-brown body plumage - usually found in pairs or small flocks near water-bodies or reservoirs, lakes and rivers. They commonly build a nest in a crevice or hole in a tree or rocks - and both parents believed to be paired for life, look after their young ones.

Ruddy Shelducks are migratory birds predominantly nocturnal and omnivores - so feed on both young shoots of plants, grain, water plants plus aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. Ruddy Shelduck dabbles in the shallow water and on land it forages on foliage. 

Keoladeo National Park near Agra, located in Rajasthan, India is a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Keoladeo National Park?

Tag : Keoladeo National Park | Content: | Image: J M Garg | Update: 14-Mar-2021