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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Northern Shoveler Duck - Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler Duck - Spatula clypeata
(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Northern Shoveler Duck - Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler Duck - Spatula clypeata

Northern Shoveller Duck:

UK Status: Resident, and native.

Habitat: Shoveler's are named as such because their beaks are similar in shape to a shovel. This bird is becoming endangered, and breeding programs are underway to increase it's numbers. These ducks inhabit open places like wetland, marshes and river estuaries.

Breeding: Shoveler's nest alone, or in small loose groups. Nests are made in a depression on the ground in grassy areas, and the depression is lined with duck down from their breast. Nine to twelve pale olive eggs are usually laid in each clutch, there is one, or two clutches per season.

Comment: Not as common any more, these ducks are found mainly in the south and east of England, Around river estuaries such as the Humber, the Wash, the Ouse and the marshes in North Kent. It's not common in Scotland, but is found there in small numbers.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae Anseriformes - Anatidae
Northern Shoveler Duck - Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler Duck - Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler Duck - Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler Duck - Spatula clypeata

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 

       

 

      

      

 

     

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