A Blue/Grey head with a vertical White crescent in front of its eyes. It has a large Black bill with Chestnut
and White flanks, dark and light mottled breast, dark back and rump with Blue/Grey and White wing coverts.
The eyes are Yellow and the feet and legs are Orange.
An iridescent dark Green head, dark Yellow eyes, Black spatula shaped bill, White breast, Chestnut belly
and flanks. The forewing feathers are pale Blue with a Green speculum and White feathers between the
two. The legs and feet are Orange.
A Cinnamon plumage with dark spots, the head and neck are Grey with Black spots on the crown, the eyes
are a pale Bluish White and the large spatula shaped bill is Black. The wing has Blue coverts, a Green
speculum and White underside. The lower back and rump are Black and the tail is Black with White outer
feathers. The legs and feet are Yellow/Orange.
Now that we have identified the Shovelers, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge
They can be found in the following Zones: -
Australian Shoveler. - Australia Zone
Northern Shoveler. - Back From The Brink Zone
Red Shoveler. - South America Zone
Did You Know?
|Shovelers use their uniquely shaped bills to filter the water when feeding for crustaceans.
|The female constructs the nest near water in high vegetation.
|The shoveler is a dabbling duck.
Dabbling Duck Identification
Diving Duck Identification
Sea Duck Identification
Whistling Duck Identification
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