Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Northern Shoveler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Spatula clypeata
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Northern Shoveler is a duck with a long body and a characteristic broad, spatulate bill (adult bird length approximately 48 m, weight 640, wing 23.9 cm, bill 6.3 cm, tarsus 3.5 cm, tail 7.9 cm). It mainly feeds on aquatic invertebrates, larvae, fish spawn and aquatic weeds.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.