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Here you go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruddy_shelduck

Can't find it in NA field guides because it's not a native
species.  It's found in eastern Europe and Asia, and not that
much in the wild in e. Europe anymore, I believe.

Because it's a very handsome duck, it's common in zoos and
private collections, and there are small breeding populations in
various cities in Europe, like Moscow, where they wander the 
parks like pigeons, as a result of escapes.

Jane
Shoreham

Mitchell Harrison wrote:

> Don,
> 
> I'm showing my ignorance here.  Give me some details on the
> Shelduck.  I found nothing at the Cornell website or in field
> guides.
> 
> Mitch Harrison
> 
> --- On Fri, 3/12/10, Don Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: Don Clark <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD]
> Ruddy Shelduck To: [log in to unmask] Date: Friday, March 12,
> 2010, 9:30 PM
> 
> 
> They tend to go back and forth between the Sojourns field and
> the one east between the railroad tracks and the Conn. River.
> The Shelduck flew off a number of times while I was there only
> to return a while later. Don
> 
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 8:33 PM, Ken Cox wrote:
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> 
>> I left work and got there around 4 pm today.  Saw one
>> Greater White-fronted Goose among the large number of
>> Canadas.  No shelduck.  Sped home to get spotting scope and
>> when I got back there most of the geese had left, including
>> the White-fronted.
>> 
>> Ken
>> 
>> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 8:22 PM, Mike Resch
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> Did anyone see the White-fronted Geese in the Sojourn's
>>> Health Club cornfield after the initial sighting this
>>> morning?  Thinking of heading there Saturday morning to
>>> look for the Ruddy Shelduck and the  White-fronts.
>>> 
>>> Thanks -
>>> 
>>> Mike Resch Pepperell, MA
>>> 
>>> 
>>> In a message dated 3/12/2010 1:25:17 P.M. Eastern Standard
>>> Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
>>> 
>>> Thanks  again for the good directions, Don.  I saw the
>>> lovely duck at noon today.
>>> 
>>> Marcia in Brownsville
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original  Message----- From: [log in to unmask]
>>> <[log in to unmask]> To:  [log in to unmask] Sent: Fri,
>>> Mar 12, 2010 11:24 am Subject: Re:  [VTBIRD] Ruddy
>>> Shelduck
>>> 
>>> 
>>> There were also 6 Greater White Fronted  Geese in the
>>> filed this morning round 8am. Cyndi Original  Message: 
>>> ---------------- rom: Clifford Seifer  [log in to unmask] 
>>> ate: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:36:37 -0500 o:
>>> [log in to unmask] ubject: [VTBIRD] Ruddy Shelduck
>>> 
>>> he Ruddy  Shelduck was indeed still in the corn field
>>> adjascent to ojourn's Health  Club this morning at 9:15.
>>> It's really a beautiful ird and well worth  seeing if
>>> you're in the area, regardless of its ikely domestic
>>> provenance. -- Cliff Seifer eene  NH 
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>> 
>> 
>> --Kenneth Cox South Reading, VT 
>> http://northernwingsbirder.blogspot.com/
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