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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
 
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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