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 121 videos
A close view of a male preening and scratching the head on the water. Locality Remolar-Filipines Reserve, Llobregat Delta, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 19 December 2014 5 weeks ago 46 sec 4.7
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 4 years ago 32 sec 4.7
An adult male preening and swimming. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 26 January 2014 1 year ago 36 sec 4.6
Pairs in the Rieselfelder . Locality Rieselfelder Münster, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Christian Wiesmann 28 March 2014 43 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 1 year ago 35 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 182 photos
An eclipse male resting shallow water.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 11 December 2010 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Ushcherpe, Bryansk Oblast, Western Russia, Russia
Sergey Shursha 6 August 2013 11 weeks ago 4.3
Adult male in flight
Locality Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Western Russia, Russia
Andrey Moskvichev 27 May 2014 34 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 43 weeks ago 4.3
Northern Shoveler Male
Locality Devereux Lagoon, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
Justin Watts 10 December 2011 3 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