ruddy sheldrake

noun

: 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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“Ruddy sheldrake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruddy%20sheldrake. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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