Definition of ruddy sheldrake
: a sheldrake (Tadorna ferruginea) of southern Europe, Asia, and northern Africa that is chiefly orange-brown with the quills of the wings and tail blackish and the speculum bronzy green and with the male in summer having a black collar
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