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A photo of a Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata), male
Northern Shoveler, Male

Northern Shoveler

Spatula clypeata

The northern shoveler (Spatula clypeata), known simply in Britain as the shoveler, is a common and widespread duck. It breeds in northern areas of Europe, across the Palearctic and across most of North America. It winters in southern Europe, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Central, the Caribbean, and northern South America. It is a rare vagrant to Australia. In North America, it breeds along the southern edge of Hudson Bay and west of this body of water, and as far south as the Great Lakes west to Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon. The northern shoveler is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. The IUCN conservation status of this bird is Least Concern.
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