Northern Shoveler - Anas Clypeata

Length 1.6 ft (48.3 cm)
Wingspan 2.5 ft (76.2 cm)
Weight 14.1-28.9 oz (399.7-819.3 g)
Clutch Size 9-11
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA, EU, AF, AS

The Northern Shoveler breeds in northern Europe, Asia and North America. They winter in southern Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.

Northern Shovelers are dabbling ducks. Unlike most dabbling ducks, Northern Shovelers have a specialized beak for straining out food when they move their beak across the surface of the water. They eat small aquatic animals and plants.

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