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Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata


Female (top); Male (bottom). How they eat? Just imagine they are vacuum cleaner which filtering plants and invertebrates from the water. They are winter visitors in Hong Kong with more than 10,000 individuals in Mai Po (Ramsar site).


Wetlands. It forages in shallow wetlands, especially mudflats in Hong Kong.

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Ning 11 years ago

My friend said they are like "angry birds".

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

They look like small jet planes in the air.

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香港 Hong Kong, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Jan 21, 2011
Submitted on Mar 17, 2011

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