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Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna; Ukrainian: галагаз, пеганка; halahaz, pehanka). A large, short-billed, Old World wild duck of the family Anatidae, with white, black, and red plumage. In Ukraine it is found in the steppe zone, from the Danube River east to the shores of the Sea of Azov. It winters in western Europe. The down of shelducks is of commercial value.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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