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Shovelers

Anas clypeata

Description:

In eclipse plumage - both adults look like female, but male has more rufous-tinged flanks and belly, darker head and retains pale blue forewing.

Habitat:

Breeds in shallow eutrophic lakes with rich vegeation, or marshes with sufficient open water.

Notes:

Spotted in large shallow lake near salt pans.

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 6 years ago

They certainly can't be mistaken for anything else! Definitely duck season here.

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

No matter the plumage, the bill is distinctive. I'm ready to see some ducks!

Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.03, Long: -8.00

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 28, 2012

Reference

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