Friday, 15 November 2013

Bird #78: Northern Shoveler

Common Name: Northern Shoveler

Scientific Name: Anas clypeata

Description: 17-21 inches; Bill large spoon shape; long neck; green speculum with white boarders; blue patch on shoulder. Males: head and neck iridescent green; white chest; underparts and side reddish brown. Female: head light brown; crown blackish; body mottled brown.

Habitat: shallow wetlands

Statue: Non-breeding winter visitor