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 Common Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna


 Sonogram of male Shelduck courtship vocalisations

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London, England  6 May 2013

Courtship vocalisations from a male (then a second male). Part of a loose group of 13 pairs scattered over the basin.

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Sonogram of female Shelduck calls

Walthamstow Reservoirs, London, England  6 May 2013

Loud whinnying from a female, later becoming more aggitated (with some male courtship vocalisations) during an interaction between pairs.

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