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Northern shoveler

Spatula clypeata

Description:

Drake in his breeding plumage. The second pic shows the shoveler rotating or spinning. This behavior helps suspend more food particles in the water.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.


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DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 months ago

Hi Brian!

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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.08, Long: -122.72

Spotted on Jan 6, 2018
Submitted on Jan 12, 2018

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