Duck Like

Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata
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Length: 19 in. (48 cm )
The huge distinctive bill of this duck is used to noisily strain small plants and animals from the water\'s surface of small ponds and shallow marshy lakes. In wintering areas, small groups of shovelers will feed close together perhaps in a mutually beneficial behavior of herding prey together. The nest is a depression filled with grass in short grass near the edge of water. This species also occurs across much of Europe, Africa and Asia.

The four-digit banding code is NSHO.

Female | Richard Ditch


Marsh / swamp

Open water
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Northern Shoveler
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-shoveler

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Northern Shoveler. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-shoveler

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Northern Shoveler". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-shoveler

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Northern Shoveler". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-shoveler

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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