Friday, August 5, 2016

Shoveler Duck

Shoveler Duck NZ

Warship colors
Bold, strong, serious
Yet, attracts a mate

The Australasian shoveler (Anas rhynchotis) is a species of dabbling duck in the genus Anas. It ranges from 46–53 cm. It lives in heavily vegetated swamps. In Australia it is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. They occur in southwestern and southeastern Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand

The male has a blue-grey head with a vertical white crescent in front of the eyes.

The status of the Australasian shoveler is Least Concern ~ Bernard

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