Nonnatives - Ruddy Shelduck

Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1970's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals

Estimated Florida range: 6 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to Eurasia. The sightings in Florida represent escapees.

Habitats: Lake

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Alachua 1970's   Not reported breeding  
Dade 1970's   Not reported breeding  
Glades 1970's   Not reported breeding  
Highlands 1978   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001
unpublished data)
Hillsborough 1970's   Not reported breeding  
Okeechobee 1978   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001
unpublished data)


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.


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