Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) - HBW 1, p. 613
French: Canard souchet
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 116 videos
An adult male preening and swimming. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 26 January 2014 38 weeks ago 36 sec 4.8
A group shown social feeding by swimming in a tight circle to create a whirlpool to cause food to come to the surface, which the Locality Bolsa Chica Wetlands Reserve, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 21 October 2012 2 years ago 40 sec 4.7
A male feeding in the shallow water. Locality Antwerp Province, Belgium
Jeremiusz Trzaska 20 December 2010 3 years ago 32 sec 4.7
Pairs in the Rieselfelder . Locality Rieselfelder Münster, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Christian Wiesmann 28 March 2014 29 weeks ago 1 min 26 sec 4.6
An adult male and female foraging. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 26 January 2014 38 weeks ago 35 sec 4.5
Male Locality Las Norias de Daza, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2013 1 year ago 44 sec 4.5
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An eclipse male resting shallow water.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 11 December 2010 1 year ago 4.5
Adult male in flight
Locality Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Western Russia, Russia
Andrey Moskvichev 27 May 2014 20 weeks ago 4.3
Flying a short distance across the lake
Locality Mersehead RSPB Reserve, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scotland, Great Britain
Alan Debenham 26 March 2014 29 weeks ago 4.3
Northern Shoveler Male
Locality Devereux Lagoon, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
Justin Watts 10 December 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Adult male, swimming.
Locality Llobregat Delta, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 7 January 2012 2 years ago 4.2
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata), male
Locality Les Grangettes Nature Reserve, Noville, Vaud Canton, Switzerland
Jacques Erard 1 December 2010 46 weeks ago 4.2