Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) - HBW 1, p. 613

French: Canard souchet German: Löffelente Spanish: Cuchara Común
Other common names: Shoveler, European/Common Shoveler

Taxonomy: Anas clypeata Linnaeus, 1758, coasts of Europe.
Often placed in genus Spatula. Considered by some to form superspecies with A. rhynchotis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Most of Nearctic and Palearctic, except high Arctic.