These are extreme long-shots, taken in fading light after sunset when a skein of these waterfowl flew in to land on the lake on the opposite side from my position. I only have the general form of the birds and the appearance of reddish orange plumage to go on but, after consulting a check-list of birds in Turkey, the only plausible candidate species I can suggest is T. ferruginea.
Ruddy Shelduck at Taronga Zoo
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The ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), known in India as the Brahminy duck, is a member of the family Anatidae. It is a distinctive waterfowl, 58 to 70 cm (23 to 28 in) in length with a wingspan of 110 to 135 cm (43 to 53 in). It has orange-brown body plumage with a paler head, while the tail and the flight feathers in the wings are black, contrasting with the white wing-coverts. It is a migratory bird, wintering in the...