The Ruddy Shelduck or Brahminy Ducks are migratory visitors from the colder North to the warmer Indian Subcontinent.
This protected stretch in the Chambal River Sanctuary provides these visitors a safe haven from humanity but are also home to Crocodiles ( do look up an earlier blog titled CROCODILES IN CHAMBAL ) , Gharials and Turtles ( do see the blog TURTLE SMILES ).
Yellow Mustard flowers line the banks of the cursed River Chambal ( an earlier blog titled A RIVER CURSED gives details), now home to many endangered species of Fauna.
Basking in the Winter Sun on the banks of the River Chambal are a pair of Ruddy Shelducks ( Scientific name Tadorna ferruginea), a Cormorant ( with wings widespread in black) and a Lapwing.
Unknown to these innocent European visitors are carnivorous Crocodiles which lurk below the seemingly serene River waters.
The Ruddy Shelducks pair for life and the slightly smaller Duck on the left is the Female whereas the Male is on the right in the picture below.
Males are supposed to have a distinctive black collar around neck, which is however not distinguishable in any of the pictures in this post.”Maybe this gentleman has a free mind and thus without a collar.” ( wink)
Am always eager to discover the Enchanting facts about Flora & Fauna especially after I photograph them in the Wild.