Northern Shoveler

(Anas clypeata)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Northern Shoveler

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant, uncommon breeder

Habitat

Shallow marshes, bogs, and lakes with muddy bottoms

Size

18 to 20 in length

30 wingspan

Photo by Bill Reynolds
 
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Migration

Early March to mid-May and August to early December

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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A Northern Shoveler flying low over the marsh In The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge along a gated service road.

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An adult male Northern Shoveler on driftwood along the banks of The Minnesota River in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

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Female Northern Shoiveler floating on the Minnesota River in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

  Northern Shoveler    
       

A female and Male Northern Shoveler paddling down the Minnesota River in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

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  Burnaby Lake female Shoveler
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Uploaded on Feb 19, 2011

female Northern Shoveler seen at Piper Spit, Burnaby Lake, BC

( Anas clypeata )

   
       
  SKEDAND Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) Klipp - 1185
AROSFILM
 
   
 
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Published on May 29, 2013

Skedand. Asköviken Västerås i Västmanland 15-Maj 2013, Northern Shoveler in Sweden, AROS FILM Fotograf: Gunnar Fernqvist.

   
       
  Northern Shoveler Duck (UK Lake Birds)
MrXanaduBirds
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 28, 2013

No description available.

   
       
  Northern Shoveler pair swirling
Timothy Ng
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 26, 2011

The behavior of swirling, gathering plankton or seeds from water surface by straining with bill. 11/26/2011 (Sat) morning at East Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, NYC.

   
       
  Male Northern Shoveler
Claire Herzog
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 18, 2014

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Margot Avey
8/20/2019

Location: Westwood Hills Nature Center

Northern Shoveler


Lynn Rubey
8/13/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

A Northern Shoveler flying low over the marsh In The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge along a gated service road.

Northern Shoveler


Lynn Rubey
6/22/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

An adult male Northern Shoveler on driftwood along the banks of The Minnesota River in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

Northern Shoveler


Lynn Rubey
5/20/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

A female and Male Northern Shoveler paddling down the Minnesota River in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

Northern Shoveler


Bill Reynolds
6/15/2008

Location: Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

Northern Shoveler


     
     
 
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