Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Anseriformes > Family: Anatidae > Genus: Tadorna > Species: Tadorna ferruginea

Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea (Pallas, 1764)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Near threatened
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 90 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • urban
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code A397


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE4203401 Germany Vogelschutzgebiet 'Unterer Niederrhein' Map
DE6315401 Germany Klärteiche Offstein Map
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000048 Spain Punta Entinas-Sabinar Map
ES0000069 Spain Embalse de Cornalvo y Sierra Bermeja Map
ES0000096 Spain Pozo Negro Map
ES0000097 Spain Betancuria Map
ES0000370 Spain Sierra de Gata y Valle de las Pilas Map
ES0000400 Spain Arrozales de Palazuelo y Guadalperales Map
ES0000408 Spain Vegas del Ruecas, Cubilar y Moheda Alta Map
ES0000434 Spain Canchos de Ramiro y Ladronera Map
ES6120006 Spain Marismas del Río Palmones Map
ES6160002 Spain Alto Guadalquivir Map
ES6180002 Spain Complejo Endorreico de La Lantejuela Map
IT1180027 Italy Confluenza Po - Sesia - Tanaro Map
IT2030004 Italy Lago di Olginate Map
IT20B0009 Italy Valli del Mincio Map
IT3230032 Italy Lago di Busche - Vincheto di Cellarda - Fontane Map
IT3250041 Italy Valle Vecchia - Zumelle - Valli di Bibione Map
IT3320026 Italy Risorgive dello Stella Map
IT3320037 Italy Laguna di Marano e Grado Map
IT3330005 Italy Foce dell'Isonzo - Isola della Cona Map
IT3330006 Italy Valle Cavanata e Banco Mula di Muggia Map
IT4060002 Italy Valli di Comacchio Map
IT4070009 Italy Ortazzo, Ortazzino, Foce del Torrente Bevano Map
IT5210070 Italy Lago Trasimeno Map
IT5340001 Italy Litorale di Porto d'Ascoli Map
IT6040015 Italy Parco Nazionale del Circeo Map
IT9220144 Italy Lago S. Giuliano e Timmari Map
ITA070001 Italy Foce del Fiume Simeto e Lago Gornalunga Map
BG0000270 Bulgaria Atanasovsko ezero Map
BG0002025 Bulgaria Lomovete Map
BG0002085 Bulgaria Chairya Map
ES4320037 Spain Sierra de Gata Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
BG0002046 Bulgaria Yatata Map
IT1180028 Italy Fiume Po - tratto vercellese alessandrino Map
ES4320077 Spain Monfragüe Map
IT3250046 Italy Laguna di Venezia Map
BG0002041 Bulgaria Kompleks Ropotamo Map
IT9110037 Italy Laghi di Lesina e Varano Map
BG0002022 Bulgaria Yazovir Rozov kladenets Map
BG0002028 Bulgaria Kompleks Straldzha Map
IT9110005 Italy Zone umide della Capitanata Map
BG0002017 Bulgaria Kompleks Belenski ostrovi Map
ES6120011 Spain Laguna de Los Tollos Map
IT5210018 Italy Lago Trasimeno Map
BG0002004 Bulgaria Dolni Bogrov - Kazichene Map
BG0002062 Bulgaria Ludogorie Map
BG0002030 Bulgaria Kompleks Kalimok Map
ITA070029 Italy Biviere di Lentini, tratto mediano e foce del Fiume Simeto e area antistante la foce Map
BG0002048 Bulgaria Suha reka Map
BG0002065 Bulgaria Blato Malak Preslavets Map
IT1160059 Italy Zone umide di Fossano e Sant'Albano Stura Map
BG0002024 Bulgaria Ribarnitsi Mechka Map
BG0000273 Bulgaria Burgasko ezero Map
ES4320060 Spain Arroyos Barbaon y Calzones Map
IT20B0017 Italy Ansa e Valli del Mincio Map
IT9110038 Italy Paludi presso il Golfo di Manfredonia Map
ES6160004 Spain Laguna Grande Map
BG0002039 Bulgaria Harsovska reka Map
BG0000332 Bulgaria Karlukovski karst Map
BG0000152 Bulgaria Pomoriysko ezero Map
ROSPA0053 Romania Lacul Bugeac Map
ROSPA0091 Romania Pădurea Babadag Map
ROSPA0056 Romania Lacul Oltina Map
ROSPA0002 Romania Allah Bair - Capidava Map
ROSPA0094 Romania Pădurea Hagieni Map
ROSPA0097 Romania Pescăria Cefa - Pădurea Rădvani Map
ROSPA0052 Romania Lacul Beibugeac Map
ROSPA0102 Romania Suhaia Map
ROSPA0054 Romania Lacul Dunăreni Map
ROSPA0007 Romania Balta Vederoasa Map
BG0002082 Bulgaria Batova Map
BG0002050 Bulgaria Durankulashko ezero Map
BG0002043 Bulgaria Emine Map
BG0000156 Bulgaria Shablenski ezeren kompleks Map
BG0002044 Bulgaria Kamchiyska planina Map
BG0000191 Bulgaria Varnensko-Beloslavsko ezero Map
BG0002061 Bulgaria Balchik Map
BG0000271 Bulgaria Mandra - Poda Map
BG0002045 Bulgaria Kompleks Kamchia Map
ES0000471 Spain l'Albufera (ZEPA) Map
ES6180017 Spain Campiñas de Sevilla Map
CY3000007 Cyprus FRAGMA ACHNAS Map
ROSPA0066 Romania Limanu - Herghelia Map
AT3225000 Austria Weidmoos Map
ROSPA0130 Romania Mața - Cârja - Rădeanu Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Anatidae)
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Casarca Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Casarca Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Husice rezavá Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kazarka Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pato-ferrugíneo Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rostand Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rostgans German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruddy Shelduck English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruostesorsa Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rustand Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Tadorne casarca French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tarro Canelo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vörös ásólúd Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Casarca ferruginea (Pallas, 1764)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:01710 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Tadorna ferruginea European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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Phone: +45 3336 7100