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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.

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2 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 8 years ago

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

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

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

Dangermouse
Spotted by
Dangermouse

Algarve, Portugal

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

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