Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides) - HBW 1, p. 591

French: Tadorne d'Australie German: Halsbandkasarka Spanish: Tarro Australiano
Other common names: Mountain Duck, Chestnut-breasted Shelduck

Taxonomy: Anas tadornoides Jardine and Selby, 1828, New South Wales.
Sometimes placed in genus Casarca, together with T. ferruginea, T. cana and T. variegata. Considered by some to form superspecies with T. ferruginea, T. cana and T. variegata. Hybridization with T. ferruginea and T. cana, and also with Anser indicus, reported in captivity. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW and SE Australia, Tasmania.