|Male at WWT Slimbridge, England|
The red shoveler (Anas platalea), formerly known as red shoveller, is a species of dabbling duck of the genus Anas. It is found in southern South America, in Argentina, southern Peru, southern Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, southern Brazil, and Chile. In winter the southernmost birds migrate north to Brazil and Peru.
The red shoveler is cinnamon in color with dark spots, and a green speculum. The head and neck are grayish. They have a large dark spatula shaped bill.
- Clements, James (2007). The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
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