Radjah Shelduck (Radjah radjah)
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Order: Anseriformes — ducks, geese, swans, screamers, waterfowl
Family: Anatidae — ducks, geese, swans
Species: Radjah radjah — Radjah Shelduck
Subspecies: R. r. radjah — Moluccas Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia, and nearby islands
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Populations in the Wild
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Typical Life Expectancy
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Many thanks to Dr. John McEvoy for providing expert content review of this fact sheet.
Dr. McEvoy, postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Conservation Ecology Center, conducts research on the behavioral ecology of animals. In particular, his work focuses on using knowledge of animal movements to inform the conservation of wide-ranging and nomadic species.
His Ph.D. research at Deakin University (Australia) investigated the spatial ecology of nomadic waterfowl in inland Australia. Some of Dr. McEvoy’s recent postdoctoral work includes the monitoring of water bird populations at continental scales and using new conservation technologies to improve approaches to counting waterfowl.
In addition to studying water birds, Dr. McEvoy also collaborates with many research groups and NGOs around the world on taxa as diverse as parrots, foxes, waterfowl, fish and elephants.