Faeces collected along the Rhine near Wageningen, the Netherlands, consisted completely of shellfragments of Corbicula. These faeces, very similar to that of the Eider (Somateria mollissima) a shell-crushing duck in the Wadden Sea, were probably produced by the Tufted duck ( Aythya fuligula). From the thickness of the shellfragments in the hinge-area it could be concluded that this predator had crushed adult Corbicula-specimens of between 10 and 30 mm length. A few entire, juvenile, unbroken specimens of 4-5 mm length were also collected from the faeces.