English
Albanian
Armenian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Croatian
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
Georgian
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Norwegian
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Sami : Lule sami
Sami : North sami
Sami : South sami
Scientific names
Serbian
Swedish
Ukrainian

BirdID

Nord University

Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

Appearance:

Medium sized dabbling duck. Noticeably big and wide bill, giving the whole bird a front-heavy look. Male with dark green head, rusty brown flanks and belly. Vent and lower back black, flight feathers dark. Female brown with dark speckles, but with similar huge bill. Speculum green, lacking white rear edge. In flight the darker belly separates it from female mallards. Conspicuous forewing in flight; grey in females and light blue in males.

Sound:

Male is characteristic and most often heard: A hoarse nasal knocking sound "took took", often staccato or disyllabic. Female similar to Mallard but flatter and more creaking.

Display-call male:

Error loading Flash for sound!
See sound file


Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

CC

CC-sound:Peter Boesman, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
44-52
Wingspan (cm):
70-84
Weight (gram):
470-800
Size group:
Crow-size
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Duck-like
Silhouette
Next species
Prev species
Change to another species
Compare to another species
Several different images of the species
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
Several different sounds of the species
Error loading Flash for sound!
See sound file