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Northern Shoveler
(Anas clypeata)

        
 
Northern Shoveler
Photo © David Blevins
 
Northern Shoveler Information

Length: 17 - 20"

Habitat:
 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.

Diet:
 Aquatic vegetation such as pondweeds, sedges, grasses, and water lilies. Tiny crustaceans, mollusks, algae, insects.
 
 
Northern Shoveler ID TipsIdentification tips for the Northern Shoveler
 
Calls of male and female 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
Distribution, taxonomy, description, behavior, habitat and range, reproduction, and conservation status. Includes photos and range map.(From Wikipedia)

Northern Shoveler
Photos of both the male and female of this duck (By Peter LaTourrette)
 
     
   

 

 


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