“The Northern Shoveler is in the dabbling duck family with the mallard, blue-winged and green-winged teal. Like the mallard, they have a green head, but have brown sides, a white breast and an oversized bill. As with other dabbling ducks, they feed on the surface or just below the surface of the water by tipping up. Their abrupt take-offs can create a dramatic disturbance as they launch directly up and out of the water.” – Carl Kurtz
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