Ruddy Shelduck is a rare vagrant to north-west Europe, whose status has been clouded by escapes and an increasing European feral population. The BOURC are reviewing the status of Ruddy Shelduck on the British List. The species is currently in Categories B, D, and E of the British List but is potentially also occurring in Britain as a vagrant from established naturalised populations on the near continent and is therefore a candidate for Category C5 (vagrant naturalised species from outside Britain). To help with this process, KOS is seeking any records that are not already in its database.

You can download the existing Kent records of Ruddy Shelduck, closely related species, and hybrids here.

If you know of additional records, or believe there are errors in the list, please send details to the County Recorder, Barry Wright by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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