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PARADISE SHELDUCK (Tadorna variegata)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Vagrant. One record. The only record for Lord Howe Island (and the Australian territories), is that of at least five birds seen, captured and photographed in March and April 1950 (Hindwood & Cunningham 1950); feathers collected by Robert Baxter from one of these birds are on file in the K.A. Hindwood papers, ML. Two birds were captured, banded and released, and three birds were present until at least early August 1950 (Lillian Fenton in litt. to Hindwood, K.A. Hindwood papers, ML).

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