|Northern Shoveler ( Anas clypeata )|
||Photograph (click on the image to increase it)
|One can not make a mistake because it has a beak in shape of spatula (2.7 inch). The drake has the green head, the white breast, the red - brown womb, the top of wings blue, the dark beak - black. Hen has the brown plumage, the orange-coloured beak.
||The beak is of use to him for filtering the layer superior of the water to feed. It is not too shy, it is more active at night.
|Habitat :||It is present in France all year long in swamps, the ponds, the lagoons, the bays and the estuaries. It is also present in all Europe.|
|Food :||Vegetables, aquatic, small insects shellfishes.|
|Size :||17.336 inch (44-52 cm)
||Weight : 400-1 kg
||Wing span : 27.58 inch (70-84 cm)