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Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
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Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

General Description: Northern Shovelers (Anas clypeata) are sexually dimorphic pond ducks. In both genders, the bill is extremely long and broad. Males have a dark head, dark back, dark rump, and red and white sides. Females are mottled brown.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds, marshes, and lakes.

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

Where to Find: Neighborhood ponds, parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), and the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. To find them in more natural habitat, visit the Pahranagat Valley.

Comments:
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) If you were a tasty pond weed or a little floating seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Shoveler male
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Shoveler male
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Shoveler male and female
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Shoveler male and female
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Shoveler male and female
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Shoveler female
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Shoveler female
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Male Northern Shoveler in marsh

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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