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  • Australasian Shoveler

  • Anas rhynchotis
  • The Australasian Shoveler is a low-floating, dark headed duck, with a low sloping forehead blending to a heavy, square-cut, shovel-tipped bill. The male in breeding plumage has a deep grey-blue head with a vertical white crescent between the bright-yellow eye and the bill The back and rump are black, and the shoulder and wing coverts are blue-grey with several white bars. The underparts are chestnut, with white patches to the rear of the flanks. Outside the breeding season, the males are much duller. Females have mottled brown upperparts, chestnut underparts, and a dark brown eye.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=467
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  • « Back to Catalog
  • Australasian Shoveler

  • The Australasian Shoveler is a low-floating, dark headed duck, with a low sloping forehead blending to a heavy, square-cut, shovel-tipped bill. The male in breeding plumage has a deep grey-blue head with a vertical white crescent between the bright-yellow eye and the bill The back and rump are black, and the shoulder and wing coverts are blue-grey with several white bars. The underparts are chestnut, with white patches to the rear of the flanks. Outside the breeding season, the males are much duller. Females have mottled brown upperparts, chestnut underparts, and a dark brown eye.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Blue-winged Shoveler
  • Scientific name
  • Anas rhynchotis
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 212
  • Size
  • 45-55cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=467
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australasian-shoveler