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Northern shoveler

Spatula clypeata


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


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

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DanielePralong 11 months ago

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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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