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Ruddy Shelduck (WW110)

Ruddy Shelduck (WW110)

Product ref: 3008425

Price: £2.75 £2.00

A WWT Eco-friendly card: made from responsibly managed forests (FSC®), vegetable-based inks, recycled paper envelopes, compostable outer slips.

size 160mm X 160mm
blank inside

Captured mid-wash, this distinctive-looking duck can be found as far afield as Asia and Europe. Although not native to Great Britain, you can see them at many wildfowl collections and WWT centres.

The ruddy shelduck is unusual in that it spends more time away from water than most ducks – sometimes breeding several kilometres from open water and searching dry, grassy areas for insects. This duck is considered sacred to Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhists, as its colour is thought to resemble that of the cloaks worn by monks.