List by Common Name - List by Scientific Name - List by Family

Northern shoveler (female)
Anas clypeata


Size: 19 inches
Overall Color: light and dark gray, tan
Occurrence: coastal waters, lakes, marshes
Diet: invertebrates in mud, aquatic plants
Nest: concealed depression in ground
Field Identification: duck with gray and brown streaks, wide orange bill
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: anseriformes
Family: 01 Anatidae (geese,ducks,swans)
Genus: Anas
Species: clypeata

copyright © Hank Jorgensen 2007