A medium-sized duck, that feeds by filtering small invertebrates through comb-like structures on its large bill. The male has a striking metallic green head, white breast and cinnamon colored sides. The female is heavily mottled shades of brown.
Wetlands such as this are vital for these and other migratory waterfowl that feed and rest in the park, including: Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, and the occasional Snow Goose. Mallards are found here year-round.
The northern shoveler (/ˈʃʌvələr/; Anas clypeata), or northern shoveller in British English, sometimes known simply as the shoveller, is a common and widespread duck. It breeds in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America, wintering in southern Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Central, and northern South America. It is a rare vagrant to Australia. In North America, it breeds along the southern edge of Hudson Bay and west...