Captured (as is) at FortWhyte Alive, southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….Better seen enlarged
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi w Sigma 150mm-500mm TV 1/500 AV 6.3 ISO 200 Focal Length 403mm
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeta
18-19 inches (46-49cm) The long spoon-shaped bill gives this duck a front heavy look. When swimming it sits low, with bill angled toward, or in the water, straining water. Rufous belly and sides
Brown. Note large spatulate bill, blue gray forewing patch, white tail, oange feet. Bill colo vaiable.
: Male, a soft thup-thup. Female, shot quacks. “who, who, who”, “took, took, took”
Marshes, ponds, sloughs,