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Northern Shoveler

(Anas clypeata)
Alternate name(s): "Northern Shoveller", "Shoveler"
German name(s): "Löffelente"

Size: 44-52 cm; wing span 73-82 cm
Weight: 400-680 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Northern Shoveler at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Two male Northern Shovelers in breeding plumage - note that one male's head looks blacker than the other's (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Two male Northern Shovelers in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Two male Northern Shovelers in breeding plumage; here one (the one with the blackish head) is stretching its wings, in the process exhibiting its underwing pattern (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Comparison of a male Northern Shoveler in breeding plumage with an adult Garganey (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

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