Shoveler

Anas clypeata (Linnaeus, 1758)

The shoveler can be distinguished by its long, broad 'shovel' of a bill. The male has a dark green head, white breast and orangey-brown sides during the breeding season. Females are mottled brown, but have a pale blue forewing.

Shoveler

Identification

The shoveler can be distinguished by its long, broad 'shovel' of a bill. The male has a dark green head, white breast and orangey-brown sides during the breeding season. Females are mottled brown, but have a pale blue forewing.

ORDER

Anseriformes

FAMILY

Anatidae

TYPE

Waterfowl

Nests in southern and eastern England and in Scotland. More common in the winter, when it is quite widespread throughout the country. (wildlife trusts)

Wetlands

They eat small insects and plant matter sifted from the water.

They can be seen all year round

MONTHS - SEASONALITY
Jan
Feb
Mar
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Dec
LATIN NAME

Anas clypeata

LENGTH (CM)

47-53

WINGSPAN (CM)

77

WEIGHT (G)

630

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YRS)

3

CONSERVATION STATUS
  • Amber: moderate conservation concern
  • Green: low conservation concern
  • Introduced: non-native species
  • Red: high conservation concern
The lake at Wyke Farm

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