17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pair of Ruddy Shelducks on the Gokgyocheon River

The Gokgyocheon River in South Korea is one of many waterways that become a wintering home for thousands of migrating waterfowl from Siberia. The Ruddy Shelduck is one of the more colorful and vocal species wintering there. This photo shows a mated pair, the male having a visible black ring around the base of his neck and being slightly larger than the female.

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Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Asan, South Korea
Copyright: © charles newbegin