Nonnatives - Common Shelduck

Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1994

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to Europe

Habitats: Barren land

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Polk 1994   Not reported breeding 1 at a phosphate mine (Pranty 1994b).

References

Pranty, B. 1994b. Field observations [spring report: March-May 1994]. Florida Field Naturalist 22:118-126.

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