Northern Shoveler

Scientific Name: Anas clypeata
Common Name: Northern Shoveler, Shoveller
Other Names: Tidari, Tokarwala, Punana

Identifying Features: large spoon-shaped black bill, green head, yellow eyes, white breast, water bird, rapid wing beats, orange legs

Fun Facts:

  • They are usually referred to as ‘Spoonbill’ or ‘Spoony’ because of their unique spoon-shaped long bill.
  • They are social birds as they work together in groups while feeding and rotating like a pin-wheel.


This image was clicked by Travis Williams – via Flickr.

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