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- n. Plural form of shelduck.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Large numbers of grey teal (Anas gracilis) and Australian shelducks (Tadorna tadornoides) also utilize the Coorong.
This pair of shelducks have been together for at least three years now and, since shelducks mate for life, will probably be together forever.
The windswept sand dunes that dot the coast of Aberdeenshire, northeast Scotland are mostly barren, save for a few local skylarks, lapwings and shelducks.
Eventually Gaynor prevailed on him to bring himself back from his trance and he started to talk excitedly about the tuis, the New Zealand pigeons, the bellbirds, the North Island robins, the New Zealand kingfisher, the red-crowned parakeets, the paradise shelducks, and the great crowd of large kakas which were swooping around the garden and jostling each other at the bird bath.
This is more an overgrown duck, a relative of the shelducks, rather than a 'true' goose.
Started Saturday with a long walk on the Heath, thrilling to the drumroll rat-at-tat of the woodpeckers and the comic shadowplay of the shelducks.