Red Shoveler - Anas platalea

Length 1.5-1.8 ft (45.0-56.0 cm)
Wingspan 2.2-2.4 ft (66.0-73.0 cm)
Clutch Size 5-8
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Red Shoveler is a species of dabbling duck found in southern South America. In winter the southernmost birds migrate north to Brazil and Peru. They are sexualy dimorphic. They use their beak to filter water or mud to obtain tiny aquatic invertebrates. They also eat seeds and other parts of aquatic plants.

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