South African Shelduck Tadorna cana Scientific name definitions

David G. Allan
Version: 2.0 — Published February 23, 2023

Priorities for Future Research


Key aspects for future research on this species include:

1. Investigations and further confirmation of the causes and consequences of the apparent female-biased sex ratio.

2. An understanding of the determinants of the distribution range of the species, coupled with an investigation of the apparent recent eastward shift in the distributional limits and abundance.

3. The ramifications of the underground nesting habits of the species.

Recommended Citation

Allan, D. G. (2023). South African Shelduck (Tadorna cana), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (G. D. Engelbrecht, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.soashe1.02