Australasian Shovelers

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New Zealand Shovelers (A. r. variegata)

Anas rhynchotis

The "shovel" of a New Zealand Shoveler

Shovelers are generally found in small parties on shallow fresh waters. They are found on New Zealand, along the coast of Western Australia, and throughout most of the eastern portion of Australia.

An average clutch consists of 10 eggs and 26 days is the normal incubation period, although at least one brood is known to have come off in 24 days.


More shots of New Zealand Shovelers

Yet another view of these birds


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