Re: Radjah Shelducks at Mungo Brush

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Subject: Re: Radjah Shelducks at Mungo Brush
From: "Andrew Thelander" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 15:46:12 +1000
Hi David
I've seen pairs of these birds in North Qld built-up suburban areas - they had a rather short flight distance for humans/dogs/traffic.  But you couldn't feed them like domestic ducks.  My bet is that they are indeed wild birds.
David wrote:
Two years ago (??) there were reports of vagrant ducks showing up in NSW (I can't recall details).  At the time there was a lot of discussion about whether these birds were escapees from captivity.  Assurances that these species weren't held in Australia were pretty much dismissed by some.

We now have two very obliging Shelducks at a very unusual location that appear to be rather fond of people.  Makes you think doesn't it?
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