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Shelduck - ducklings
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Shelduck - ducklings

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In the wild shelduck females incubate their eggs down rabbit burrows and then form creches with other females. In these creches chicks from other broods are grouped together and looked after by the females. The ducklings in the photo above where part of a creche of 36, looked after by 2 females.

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