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Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata


Common in shallow ponds, this front-heavy duck may swim with its head low, pushing its spatula bill through the water to strain out food.


The sunlight shining off of the Shoveler's head made it look more deep purple than green.

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Edinburg, Texas, USA

Lat: 26.30, Long: -98.16

Spotted on Feb 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 19, 2012

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