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Northern Shoveler
(Anas clypeata)

Northern Shoveler
Photo © David Blevins
Northern Shoveler Information

 17 - 20"

 Shallow edges of lakes and ponds, shallow marshes, sloughs.

Prefers habitat near dry grassy areas for nesting.

In winter, also coastal bays, tidal estuaries,
brackish lagoons.

 Aquatic vegetation such as pondweeds, sedges, grasses, and water lilies. Tiny crustaceans, mollusks, algae, insects.
Northern Shoveler ID TipsIdentification tips for the Northern Shoveler
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Northern Shoveler Breeding Map Northern Shoveler Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional photos and information:

Northern Shoveler
Photo of Northern Shoveler, description, distribution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, vocalization. (From Aquatic Environments)

Northern Shoveler
Photos of this duck (By Peter LaTourrette)



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