28 September, 2009

Northern Shoveler

Scientific Name: Anas clypeata

Population Estimate: 5.5M, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: During the breeding season, Northern Shovelers are widely distributed throughout North America, Europe and Northern Asia.

 Field Notes: Perhaps the most outwardly distinctive of the dabbling ducks, the Northern Shoveler inhabits wetlands across much of North America. Its elongated, spoon-shaped bill has comblike projections along its edges, which filter out food from the water.

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