The Rudy Shellduck’s plumage is orange brown and its head is paler. The wings are white with black flight feathers. In the breeding season, the males have a black ring at the base of the neck. The female bird has a white patch on the face. The Ruddy Shelducks inhabit large wetlands, salt lakes, crater lakes, rivers with mud flats, and shingle banks. They feed on roots, shoots, buds, grasses, leaves, seeds and stems.
Shot at Nalsarovar, Ahemdabad.